Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofeis expected to be away from Washington for at least two weeks as he recovers from emergency quadruple bypass surgery last week at a Tulsa hospital, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Inhofe, 79, who is seeking a fourth term in office next year, said the massive blockage was discovered last week during a routine doctor’s visit. He returned home to Tulsa and had emergency surgery on Friday at St. John Medical Center.
“The discovery shocked me as I had no visible symptoms that something was wrong,” Inhofe said in a statement Tuesday. “Today, I am feeling great and am fully engaged with my work here in Oklahoma.”