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Bridget Johnson


August 26, 2012 - 3:27 pm

One congressman won’t be able to attend the Republican National Convention after taking a nasty fall that required surgery.

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) was greeting constituents at a community event in Butler, Wis., yesterday when he “caught his foot on wires, tripped, and fell,” according to a statement from his office.

The 69-year-old congressman suffered two bone fractures, one near his elbow and another at the hip socket. He underwent orthopaedic hip surgery today.

“According to his surgeon, the Congressman is doing very well and is resting comfortably at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, WI,” Sensenbrenner’s office said. “As a result, Congressman and Cheryl Sensenbrenner will be unable to attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa. He will now embark on recovery and looks forward to returning to his congressional duties as soon as possible.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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