Rep. Elijah E. Cummings underwent aortic valve surgery in May and has been recovering at home ever since. He said in an interview this week that he plans to return to work as early as next month.
Cummings, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and the ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, underwent a “minimally invasive” procedure to repair his aortic valve, his office said.
Cummings told The Baltimore Sun that he was discharged from the hospital a second time after being treated for an infection.
Cummings is still keeping up to date with the happenings in Washington. He recently sent a letter to the Secret Service asking about the screening process members of a Trump Tower meeting underwent. The alleged purpose of the meeting was to meet with a Russian attorney in hopes of acquiring negative information on then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
During a private meeting, Cummings said Trump told him that he would go down as “one of the great presidents in the history of our country.” Cummings said if Trump would represent “all Americans,” he could very well be a great president.
It is still unclear when the 66-year-old Cummings will return to Capitol Hill, as he continues to recover.