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Rand Paul Has Part of Lung Removed

Senator has another surgery related to 2017 attack
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2019 10:20 AM CDT
This March 5, 2019, file photo shows Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

(Newser) – Another senator is having medical issues: Rand Paul had lung surgery over the weekend, and he announced Monday on Twitter that "unfortunately, I will have to limit my August activities" as he recuperates, but "I should be able to return to the Senate in September." The senator's lung was damaged during the 2017 attack by his neighbor, and he had the damaged portion removed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., USA Today reports. Earlier this year, Paul went to Canada for hernia surgery related to the assault. (Mitch McConnell is working from home after breaking his shoulder.)

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