WASHINGTON – Democrat Senator Ben Ray Luhanrecovering from a stroke in January, says he plans to return to work in “just a few short weeks” to vote for a Supreme Court candidate who will be presidential candidate Joe Biden.
In a video released by his office on Sunday, a senator from New Mexico said he is in a University of New Mexico hospital after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain and will soon go to an inpatient rehab facility for “a few more weeks”.
“I am just fine. I am strong. I am back on the road to recovery, and I am going to be completely cured, ”Luhan, 49, said in a video of himself sitting next to two of his doctors. “I’m going to get out of here, I’ll win this and I’ll be stronger as soon as I get out.”
“Now I am proud to announce, and then I will return to the United States Senate in just a few short weeks to vote on important laws and consider a candidacy for the Supreme Court,” he added.
According to his office, Luhan began to feel dizzy and tired on January 27 and was taken to a hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Luhan was transferred to a hospital in Albuquerque for further examination and treatment.
His absence from the Senate came at a time when Biden is considering a nomination to replace the resigning judge, Stephen G. Breer. Biden said he wanted to announce the election by the end of February.
In the 50-to-50 Senate, Luhan’s vote would be critical if Democrats wanted to confirm Biden’s candidacy without Republican help.
“Rest assured, new Mexicans can know they will have a voice and a voice during this process,” Luhan said in the video. “It never changed.”
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