Sen. Kevin Cramer may need hand amputation after yard injury

Sen. Kevin Cramer may need hand amputation after yard injury

Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer might require amputation on his proper hand after sustaining a severe damage whereas doing yard-work over the weekend, the North Dakota politician revealed Wednesday. 

“Whereas working within the yard over the weekend, I sustained a severe damage to my proper hand, which required speedy surgical procedure,” Cramer wrote in a press release posted to Twitter. 

“I proceed to stay in North Dakota near medical care as there’s excessive threat of an infection and the potential want for amputation,” he continued, detailing that he’s “alert and in good spirits.” 

A spokesperson for Cramer confirmed to The Submit that the senator is susceptible to amputating “simply his fingers,” not his entire hand.

“Though I’m lacking this week of votes and hearings, I’m monitoring Senate enterprise carefully and in fixed contact with my colleagues and workers,” Cramer stated. 

The senator is planning to return to Washington, D.C. after the Independence Day State Work Interval which begins June 27 and lasts till July 8. 

Upon his return, Cramer stated he expects “to be doling out numerous left-handed fist bumps.”

Because the Senate doesn’t allow proxy voting for flooring votes, Cramer missed Tuesday’s procedural vote advancing a bit of bipartisan gun reform laws. 

Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is anticipated to carry the invoice to a vote on the ground this week, which means Cramer will possible miss that vote as nicely. 

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