U.S. Rep Greg Steube was injured in an accident at his Florida home on Wednesday, his office confirmed.
Steube, 44, a Republican who has represented Florida’s 17th congressional district since 2019, “has sustained several injuries,” his office wrote on the congressman’s official Twitter account.
On Thursday, officials with Steube’s office said the congressman spent the night in an intensive care unit after he fell off a ladder while cutting tree limbs on his property in Sarasota. They described his injuries as “serious … but not life-threatening.”
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“Thank you to all who continue to pray for Congressman Steube. The Congressman was knocked approximately 25 feet down off a ladder while cutting tree limbs on his Sarasota property yesterday afternoon,” said Sreube’s office.
“He is making progress and in good spirits,” according to a statement from Steube’s office.
“We will provide additional updates when possible,” Steube’s Twitter account stated. “Please pray for the Congressman and his family.”
Steube served eight years in the Florida statehouse, six years in the state House and two years in the Florida Senate.
Steube is a U.S. Army Veteran serving from 2004 to 2008 and has served on the House Judiciary and House Foreign Affairs committees.