July 20th, 2009
03:41 PM ET
5 years ago

Mikulski breaks ankle leaving church

Sen. Barbara Mikulski broke her ankle Sunday night as she left her church in Baltimore.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski broke her ankle Sunday night as she left her church in Baltimore.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, broke her ankle in three places Sunday night when she fell down some steps as she left her church in Baltimore.

Mikulski is awaiting surgery Monday at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

"I am receiving excellent care for my broken ankle," the four-term senator said in a statement. "This is the kind of care I want for all my constituents."

The Maryland senator is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which voted last week to approve a plan to overhaul the nation's health care system.

Mikulski spokeswoman Rachel MacKnight said the senator is working from her BlackBerry as she awaits treatment and her doctors will advise her on when she can return to the Senate floor.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Stephen in Denver

    Now that is a hard working Senator! Talking is just that, talking. She puts action to her words. What a great example!

    July 20, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  2. fellow from Chicago

    Hillary, Sotomayer, and now Mikulski. Makes you wonder whose side God is on, don't it Dems?

    July 20, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  3. chris

    "I am receiving excellent care for my broken ankle," the three-term senator said in a statement. "This is the kind of care I want for all my constituents."

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    THEN GIVE IT TO US FOR THE SAME PRICE YOU PAY!" It's the least you could do while mndlessly spending uor money. If not...feel free to break your neck next time.

    July 20, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  4. S Callahan

    it seems lately like a screening going out for the big "O' disease of middle aged woman.....ouch..hope you heal fast.

    July 20, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |