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GOP Rep. Steube falls 25 feet off ladder but injuries 'not life threatening'

Steube, a Florida Republican, suffered "several serious injuries" late Wednesday afternoon while cutting trees on his Sarasota property, his office said. A witness immediately dialed 911.
Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., speaks during the Republican Study Committee press conference on the RSC's FY2022 budget proposal in the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., speaks in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington on May 19, 2021.Bill Clark / CQ Roll Call via AP file

Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., remained hospitalized on Thursday after he was knocked about 25 feet off a ladder while cutting trees on his Sarasota property a day earlier, his office said.

He suffered "several serious injuries" but they are "not life threatening at this time," his office said in a series of tweets from his official account.

Steube's office said the congressman and his family would like to thank the team of doctors, nurses and medical professionals who are treating him.

They also said they were "thankful to the individual who witnessed the fall and immediately called 911, as well as Sarasota County’s Emergency Services for their quick response and transportation."

Steube, a third-term lawmaker, represents Florida’s 17th Congressional District. GOP Rep. Vern Buchanan, who represents the 16th District, tweeted that it was "horrible" to hear of Steube's accident and that he wished the 44-year-old lawmaker a speedy recovery.

"Horrible to hear about @RepGregSteube’s accident earlier today," Buchanan tweeted. "Sandy and I are keeping him and his family in our thoughts and prayers and wishing him a very speedy recovery."

An ally of Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Steube recently secured a seat on the Ways and Means Committee for the 118th Congress. He was re-elected to the House in November with 63.8% of the vote.

In a tweet, McCarthy said that he had spoken to both Steube and his wife, Jennifer, on Thursday morning, and that the lawmaker was "in good spirits."

During the call, the speaker said he informed Steube that he will serve on the new select committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.