On Sunday, House impeachment manager Jerry Nadler announced that he would miss part of President Trump’s Senate trial as his wife begins treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Jerry Nadler shared a public statement on Twitter explaining his wife’s situation.
In his full statement, he stated that his wife had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer back in December and would be meeting with doctors Monday to discuss the best course of action moving forward.
“In December, following the House Judiciary Committee markup of the Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump, my wife was admitted to the hospital where she was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer,” reads Nadler statement.
“She has undergone surgery and is taking further steps to address the spread of the cancer.”
“On Monday, I will be in New York with her to meet with doctors, determine a path forward, and begin her treatment. I am sorry to miss some of the Senate Impeachment Trial, which is of critical importance to our democracy.”
“I plan to return to Washington last Monday and appreciate the support of my colleagues and staff as I take this time to be with my wife and begin the long fight against her cancer,” Nadler wrote.
Nadler planned to miss part of Monday’s trial proceedings in order to be with his wife.
Jerry Nadler had previously missed a Judiciary Committee hearing in December — also reportedly to be with his wife — but the hearing went on as scheduled with Democratic Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin at the helm in Nadler’s place, The Daily Caller reported.