Rep. Jamie Raskin, a outstanding member of the Jan. 6 committee and a former Trump impeachment supervisor, introduced Wednesday that he is been identified with most cancers.
“After a number of days of assessments, I’ve been identified with Diffuse Giant B Cell Lymphoma, which is a severe however curable type of most cancers,” Raskin, D-Md., mentioned in a assertion, including that he’ll endure “a course of chemo-immunotherapy on an outpatient foundation.”
Raskin, 60, was elected final week by his fellow Democrats to be the rating member on the Home Oversight and Reform Committee when the brand new Congress is sworn-in subsequent week.
“I count on to have the ability to work by means of this era however have been cautioned by my docs to scale back pointless publicity to keep away from COVID-19, the flu and different viruses,” Raskin mentioned. “Prognosis for most individuals in my scenario is superb after 4 months of therapy.”
The analysis comes virtually two years to the day after the dying of Raskin’s 25-year-old son, Thomas “Tommy” Bloom Raskin, by suicide. An obituary posted on-line by the congressman and his spouse mentioned their son had a “excellent coronary heart, an ideal soul, a riotously outrageous and relentless humorousness,” however was “tortured” by a “blindingly painful and cruel ‘illness referred to as melancholy.’”
Raskin, who represents Maryland’s eighth Congressional District within the D.C. suburbs, is a former constitutional legislation professor and served as an impeachment supervisor throughout former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. He was elected to a fourth time period in November, profitable 80% of the vote.