A senior House Democrat who played a crucial role in the second Trump impeachment push and the Jan. 6 committee has been given a grave medical prognosis.
Jamie Raskin of Maryland disclosed his cancer diagnosis in a press statement issued on Wednesday.
“After several days of tests, I have been diagnosed with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma, which is a serious but curable form of cancer,” Raskin said.
“I am about to embark on a course of chemo-immunotherapy on an outpatient basis at Med Star Georgetown University Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.”
Raskin proceeded by noting that the prognosis is excellent, and that four months of treatment should eradicate the cancer from his body.
Raskin states that the therapy will result in “hair loss and weight increase,” but he will be able to continue his duties in Congress.
The committee member from January 6 pledged that his sickness would not detract from the probe.
“I plan to get through this and, in the meantime, to keep making progress every day in Congress for American democracy,” Raskin said.
CNN said that he will begin his therapy this week.
Raskin has played a pivotal role in the Democratic Party’s efforts to penalize Donald Trump for alleged malfeasance.
In addition to sitting on the committee of January 6, Raskin was also the chief impeachment manager for Trump’s second impeachment trial in 2021.
Raskin, who considers himself a defender of American democracy, has repeatedly attempted to subvert the political system throughout his career.
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