Conservative Rep Back Home After Life-Threatening Scare

Rep. Ken Buck is at home resting and appears to be in high spirits after experiencing chest pains and being rushed to the hospital earlier this week in Washington, D.C.

A spokeswoman for the Colorado Republican confirmed in an email to Roll Call Friday that the congressman was back home after an overnight hospital stay Wednesday night.

“For 25 years as a prosecutor people told me I had no heart. Yesterday I proved them wrong! I’m truly thankful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers and look forward to a full and speedy recovery,” the Buck tweeted Thursday.

Buck texted a thumbs-up emoji to The Denver Post on Wednesday afternoon when asked if he was feeling OK.

Read more at Roll Call.