Sometime between his gym workout and golf game today, President Obama gave a get-well call to Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
“This morning the President phoned Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to wish him a full and speedy recovery,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. “The President was glad to hear the Leader is doing well, and will be back in Washington this weekend.”
Reid’s office said today that the 75-year-old senator was treated on New Year’s Day at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for “injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson.”
“A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face,” said the statement. “Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene. His doctors expect a full recovery.”
After combing through all of the senators’ Twitter accounts, just three get-well wishes from members of the upper chamber to the new minority leader were discovered — one from his home-state colleague, one from a Dem, and one with snark:
Wishing @SenatorReid a speedy recovery and healthy return to Washington.
— Dean Heller (@SenDeanHeller) January 2, 2015
Reid issued a tweet of his own:
Thanks to everyone for the warm wishes. I’m ready to get back to work.
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) January 2, 2015