U.S. Rep. Greg Steube was hospitalized after a fall from his home.
His congressional office confirmed the incident.
“Congressman Steube was involved in an accident on his property late this afternoon and has sustained several injuries,” reads a statement from his congressional office. “We will provide additional updates when possible. Please pray for the Congressman and his family.”
The Sarasota Republican was reportedly doing routine home maintenance and apparently fell from his roof about 25 feet to the ground.
Steube was found at his home by a staffer to U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Longboat Key Republican. Buchanan and Steube represent adjacent congressional districts and serve together on the House Ways and Means Committee. Buchanan’s staffer was actually in the neighborhood doing part time delivery work.
Christian Ziegler, a former Sarasota County Commissioner, said later he understood Steube to recovering.
“I just heard that even though Congressman Greg Steube is still in the hospital, he is doing well,” Ziegler tweeted. “Big relief to hear. Our country, state and local community needs him to recover and get back to fighting for us in Congress ASAP.”
No official update on his status has been released by his office as of this posting.
Steube first won election to Congress in 2018, defeating two other Republicans in a high-profile primary, then easily winning the General Election in the deep red district.
He quickly developed a reputation as one of the most conservative members of Florida’s congressional delegation. In particular, he has made gun rights and the Second Amendment key parts of his political agenda.
His political career launched in the Florida Legislature, where he served two years in the state Senate and six in the state House. During that time, he pushed against restrictions on property rights such as limits on use of homes for vacation rentals. He also pushed for the ability for individuals to bring concealed weapons into public locations including courthouses.
Steube also sponsored a state law barring municipalities from imposing local gun restrictions.
Before holding office, Steube served in the Army as an Airborne Infantry Officer and later as a JAG Corps Officer. He served as the Chief of Detainee Operations for Multinational Division North in Iraq with the 25th Infantry Division.
He comes from a political and law enforcement family in Southwest Florida, where father Brad Steube served as Manatee County Sheriff for years.
Steube and wife Jennifer have one child, son Ethan.
Other elected officials expressed concerns for Steube and wished him a speedy recovery.
“Please join (my wife) Ann and me in wishing Greg a speedy recovery,” tweeted Sen. Rick Scott, a Naples Republican. “We’re keeping him and the Steube family in our prayers.”
“Please join me in wishing my friend and colleague, Rep. Greg Steube a speedy recovery,” tweeted Rep. Gus Bilirakis, a Palm Harbor Republican. “I’m keeping him and the entire Steube family in my prayers!”
Buchanan wrote “Horrible to hear about Rep. Greg Steube’s accident earlier today. Sandy and I are keeping him and his family in our thoughts and prayers and wishing him a very speedy recovery.”
Rep. Byron Donalds, a Naples Republican, also chimed in with kind words. “Erika and I are praying for our friend and fellow Southwest Floridian, Congressman Greg Steube, and his family during this difficult time,” he tweeted. “You’re one of the strongest people I know, and I have no doubt you’ll overcome this. Prayers up, SWFL!”
“Prayers for your speedy recovery, slugger!” tweeted Rep. Scott Franklin, a Lakeland Republican who picked up much of Steube’s old district in redistricting.
From South Florida, Rep. Carlos Giménez, a Miami Republican, tweeted, “Lourdes and I are praying for a speedy and full recovery for our colleague and fellow Florida delegation Member, Congressman Greg Steube.”
Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, a St. Petersburg Republican, posted, “Andy and I are praying for you. This is so horrible.”
Rep. Brian Mast, a Stuart Republican, tweeted: “Praying for you, brother.”
In a show of bipartisan support, Rep. Jared Moskowitz, a Parkland Democrat, tweeted, “Hoping my friend is okay. Praying for him and his family.”
“Wishing Rep. Greg Steube a speedy recovery,” tweeted Rep. María Elvira Salazar, a Coral Gables Republican. “We will be praying for you and your family during this time.”
Another well wish from across the aisle came from Rep. Darren Soto, a Kissimmee Democrat. “Our team is keeping Congressman Steube and his family in our thoughts and prayers,” he tweeted. “We wish him a speedy recovery.”
Rep. Michael Waltz, a St. Augustine Republican, posted, “Please continue to keep Rep. Steube and his family in your prayers.”
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