There was a scare in the Pence family last week, as Rep. Greg Pence (R-IN), the brother of former Vice President Mike Pence, was forced to undergo a heart procedure after experiencing what was described as “minor discomfort” in his chest, according to The Hill.
Pence’s office released a statement this week explaining that the lawmaker had undergone a heart procedure that went well, adding that the congressman is currently resting and recovering at home. Pence added that it’s important to follow up on one’s cardiac health.
INBOX: Rep. Greg Pence (brother of Mike Pence) is recovering from a heart procedure after experiencing chest discomfort over the weekend. pic.twitter.com/P4rnhkSsZf
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) June 20, 2022
“I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone to always seek medical attention when you aren’t feeling well. Cardiac care can’t wait. Doing nothing is simply not an option,” Pence said.
He added: “I am extremely thankful to the doctors, nurses and staff at Columbus Regional Hospital for their proactive attention to keep my heart healthy.”
On Monday, the former vice president published a statement in which he wished his brother well, while also thanking the doctors and nurses who were in charge of Rep. Pence’s care during his operation.
.@KarenPence and I join @RepGregPence and family expressing our thanks for the caring professionalism of the doctors, nurses and staff at Columbus Regional Hospital. God is good. https://t.co/PxbcPMC7hu
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) June 20, 2022
Rep. Greg Pence has represented Indiana in the House of Representatives since 2019. He was one of the Republican lawmakers who voted to reject the Electoral College results after the Jan. 6. Capitol protests had finished up.
Just one day before Pence’s health scare was made public, he uploaded a touching video, saying being a father is the “most cherished blessing.” Pence is not only a father of four, but he also has eight grandchildren.