Lauren Boebert went for an emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in her leg that was causing ‘severe swelling’

Lauren Boebert went for an emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in her leg that was causing ‘severe swelling’

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Rep. Lauren Boebert.
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  • Colorado Republican Lauren Boebert underwent surgery on Tuesday for a blood clot in her leg.
  • Boebert had experienced “severe swelling in her upper left leg” on Monday, her campaign team said.
  • Boebert’s medical woes come at a trying time as she grapples with a tense reelection campaign. 

Rep. Lauren Boebert underwent surgery in Colorado for a blood clot in her leg on Tuesday, her campaign team says.

Boebert’s campaign said in a statement on Tuesday that Boebert was admitted to a Colorado hospital on Monday “after experiencing severe swelling in her upper left leg.”

“After undergoing a CT Scan, doctors found an acute blood clot and diagnosed her with May-Thurner Syndrome, which is a rare condition that disrupts blood flow,” the statement said.

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The surgery, which was successfully completed on Tuesday morning, involved removing the clot and inserting a stent.

“After taking time to rest as recommended by doctors, she is expected to make a full recovery with no significant concerns for her long-term health and no hindrance to her ability to perform her duties as a Congresswoman,” Boebert’s campaign said.

Boebert’s medical woes come amid a trying time for her. The Colorado Republican said in December that she would be switching congressional districts, moving from the state’s 3rd congressional district to the more conservative 4th district.

But Boebert might be disappointed if she’d expected an easier contest in her new district. In January, The Denver Post reported that Boebert came in fifth among her fellow GOP candidates, based on a straw poll conducted with just over 100 Republicans.

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GOP Rep. Ken Buck, who represents Colorado’s 4th district, said last month that he was resigning from his seat. A special election to replace Buck is set to take place on June 25.

Boebert has said that she won’t be running in the special election, though she didn’t appreciate how the election’s slated to take place on the same day as the GOP primary she’ll be contesting.

“This has a lot of potential to confuse voters, which is problematic,” Boebert said of the primary last month.

Boebert’s reelection campaign has also been dogged by her family’s legal troubles.

Last month, Boebert said she was dropping her restraining order against her ex-husband, Jayson. Boebert had previously accused Jayson of threatening to harm her and for attacking their teenage son Tyler during a fight on January 9.

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Then, in February, the Rifle Police Department detained Tyler Boebert “after a recent string of vehicle trespass and property thefts” in the town.

Boebert, however, seems unfazed by the multiple challenges faced by her reelection campaign.

“I’m looking forward to making a full recovery and getting back to Congress to continue fighting for Colorado,” Boebert said in her campaign’s statement on Tuesday.

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