Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), previously a candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama, announced he has “high-risk prostate cancer” and will undergo surgery later this week.
Brooks credited his loss in the August GOP primary with saving his life, noting that he had won the Republican nod, he “would not have had time for my physical and PSA test.”
Remarks as follows:
Mr. Speaker, this is a very difficult speech for me to give. God works in mysterious ways. When you are an elected official, missed votes require an explanation. That is why I disclose this otherwise very personal, very private, and very humbling matter.
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