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Long-serving Iowa Republican Sen. Charles Grassley has informed voters that he has recently undergone major surgery but added that he believes he’ll make a full recovery. According to a statement, the senator underwent hip surgery after suffering an injury.
“Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today hurt his hip and will have surgery this week. He is otherwise in good spirits and is expected to make a full recovery,” said his office in a Jan. 10 statement.
“My hip surgery today to repair a fracture was very successful. On my way to a full recovery,” he later tweeted.
My hip surgery today to repair a fracture was very successful. On my way to a full recovery
— Chuck Grassley (@ChuckGrassley) January 11, 2023
According to the Des Moines Register:
Grassley, 89, was reelected to an eighth term in the U.S. Senate during November’s midterm elections. He was sworn in Jan. 3, becoming the longest-serving member of the Senate.
On Monday morning, Grassley joined his grandson, Speaker of the House Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, at the Iowa Capitol where members of the state Legislature marked the start of the 2023 session.
His colleagues tweeted words of encouragement for the senior senator, who is known for his early morning jogs.
“Join me in praying for a speedy recovery for @ChuckGrassley,” U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) tweeted Tuesday night. “I know he’ll be back on his 4am running routine in no time!”
Grassley is one of two GOP senators who have been investigating alleged Biden family corruption for years, and they recently stepped up their efforts. After Facebook and Twitter suppressed, to an extent, explosive revelations about Hunter Biden’s laptop in October 2020, Grassley GOP Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin want more answers.
Grassley and Johnson have sent a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg noting that in October 2020, “when the New York Post published articles based on evidence from Hunter Biden’s laptop, many news and social media organizations inappropriately rushed to censor and discredit the initial reporting and falsely labeled it as ‘disinformation.’”
Mainstream media outlets have finally admitted that the information gleaned from the laptop was not Russian disinformation but was, in fact, real.
“You recently appeared to indicate that the reason why Facebook made the unwise decision to censor articles about Hunter Biden’s laptop was based on an alert from the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” the senators wrote. Whistleblowers have also alleged to Senator Johnson that local FBI leadership instructed its employees not to look at the Hunter Biden laptop immediately after the FBI had obtained it,” the senators noted further, going on to say that Americans “deserve to know whether the FBI used Facebook as part of their alleged plan to discredit information about Hunter Biden.”
“Congress and the American people require clarity with respect to the extent the FBI communicated with Facebook during the 2020 election about Hunter Biden-related information,” they added.
New House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan also said recently he believes there’s been a seismic shift regarding the ongoing federal investigation of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden.
The Ohio Republican suggested “something is up” with the probe because of a new interest in the story by many of the same media outlets that initially dismissed reports of corruption evidence stemming from materials and emails obtained from a laptop he reportedly abandoned at a computer repair store in Delaware in 2019.
“It sure looks like Joe Biden was involved,” Jordan added. “So, my, how this story has changed. And now, we find out these text messages and emails that link the entire family, not just Hunter and Joe and — but also uncle, the — Joe’s brother, James Biden, is involved in this as well.”
It’s not just Jordan, either.
Kentucky GOP Rep. James Comer, who became the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, told the Washington Post that Republicans plan to launch investigations very soon.
The Post asked Comer: “Do you plan on investigating Washington’s influence industry more broadly, or will the investigation be focused solely on Hunter Biden’s business deals?”
Comer responded: “Right now we’re focusing on Joe Biden. We’ll be looking into Hunter and Jim Biden — people forget about Jim, he’s just as bad as Hunter — with respect to influence-peddling. Sometimes these investigations uncover other areas that need to be looked into, so we’ll see what happens. I’m hoping that at the end of this investigation, there’s a legislative fix as to define what exactly is influence-peddling and what should be legal, what should not be legal.”