Top Ranking Democrat Hospitalized

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings was hospitalized Friday for a knee infection.

“Congressman Cummings was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital for a bacterial infection in his knee,” the Maryland Democrat’s office said in a statement.

“Doctors drained the infection in a minor procedure today. He is resting comfortably and expects a full recovery,” the statement continued.

The news was first reported by Politico.

Read more at Roll Call.