Congressman Greg Pence of INDIANA is recovering at home after heart surgery, his office said on June 20, 2022.
Pence is the brother of former Vice President Mike Pence and was elected to Congress in 2018, whose term began in January 2019.
Who is Greg Pence?
Greg Pence, 65, took over the Indiana congressional seat for the first time in a landslide election on January 3, 2019.
He is a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump and the brother of former Vice President Mike Pence.
His father Edward was asked to join a family business called the Kiel Brothers selling fuel at service stations in 1965.
When her father died, Pence was asked to take his father’s place at the company, which had grown to 200 locations across the United States.
He agreed to join the company in 1988, and ten years later he was promoted to president of the company and a year later he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Home Federal.
Pence signed an agreement in 2001 that he would repay any outstanding debt out of his personal estate if at any time the need arose.
It was only three years before the need arose when the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and faced $100 million in claims from creditors, the New York Times reported.
Pence resigned from the board when he could not raise the funds needed.
When they ran for Congress in 2018, campaign officials told the Times, “Mr. Pence decided to step down to pursue other opportunities.
“Everyone knows that the oil and gas industry was changing rapidly in the 1990s and early 2000s and many small, independent companies like Kiel Brothers were unable to survive due to national consolidation.”
Pence, a former Marine Corps officer, says he now sees his position in Congress as an opportunity “to strengthen the middle class, help create jobs and support small business growth policies,” according to his website.
Pence is running for Indiana’s 6th Circuit in the 2022 congressional election and says he will focus on a Trump-based agenda.
His website says he will “fight alongside the President to make America great again” and “ensure Indiana’s Sixth Circuit continues its strong tradition of leadership in Congress.”
Who supported him?
Trump backed Pence before his bid for re-election for Indiana’s 6th Circuit.
His endorsement was shared on Twitter by his former spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, in April 2022.
The endorsement said, “Congressman Greg Pence is doing a great job representing the people of Indiana’s 6th congressional district.”
He added: “Greg is working hard to reverse Joe Biden’s disastrous record of runaway inflation and restore the respect our country deserves abroad.
“He’s strong on the frontier, protecting life, defending the Second Amendment, and supporting our brave military and vets. Greg Pence has my complete and unreserved approval!”
His approval comes more than a year after the Jan. 6 riots, during which Trump claimed his vice president had the power to overturn the presidential election.
Mike Pence then said he had no authority to overturn the election.
At the time, in response to his brother’s comments, Pence said: “I will stand by my brother now and forever. i love my brother I will stand by him.”
Despite supporting his brother’s actions, Trump confirmed he still supports Pence.
Why did Greg Pence have surgery?
Pence’s office confirmed the congressman underwent heart surgery on June 20 and is recovering at home with his family.
His office says he underwent the surgery after experiencing mild chest discomfort, but added he is expected to make a full recovery.
Pence said in a press release that it is imperative to contact healthcare professionals if you have any health conditions.
“I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to always see a doctor if you are unwell,” he said.
“Heart care cannot wait. Doing nothing is just not an option. I am very grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff at Columbus Regional Hospital for their proactive attention to keeping my heart healthy,” he added.
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