U.S. Senator Johnny Isaacson, R-Ga., was hospitalized after falling into his new apartment in DC and suffering from four broken ribs late on Tuesday.
The Republican Office said one day later that Senator 74, Senator Isaacson is eager to fully recover and return to work for the Georgians, said the spokesman for Amanda Maddox.
The three-year-old senator announced in 2015 that he suffered. from Parkinson's disease. It was not clear whether the fall of this week was linked to this condition. Isaacon regularly uses a walking stick to walk and his mobility is limited. Despite symptoms such as a swinging gait, a faster pattern of speech and a hard left hand, the progressive neurological disease did not slow it down at work.
He chairs two Senate committees and travels to Iraq with two colleagues this spring to visit US officials, military leaders and government officials. He also heads an official delegation of the Congress in Normandy to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Democracy Day. His openness to health has been admired by voters, as well as by occasional criticism from political opponents.
"I think part of my job is to be a role model for people who may have the disease or have a loved one who can say," things are not over, they think positively, act positively, and do positive things and you will be right, "Isaacson told Atlanta in the Constitution magazine for 201
Two times he was admitted to the hospital in 2017 to undergo spinal surgery that is not associated with Parkinson's disease.
Georgian officials wished Isakson a quick recovery in social media in the evening.
"Johnny is a friend and great partner in the US Senate, and I have no doubt that he will return to work soon," said colleague David Paddy.
Isaacon has been in Georgia's chosen policy for more than 40 years. He has been the leader of the Republican minority in Georgia's home for years and was eventually elected to succeed Newt Gingrich in the US House in 1999.
He has been in the US Senate since 2005. He has won his third term in 2016, Democrat Jim Barxdale.
Isaacon's seat will be voted in 2022
Read more about Isakson here.
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