John Dingell

Former Rep. John Dingell Expects to Be Released From Hospital Soon
Longest serving member of Congress had a heart attack last week

Former Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., is expected to be released from the hospital as early as Tuesday following his heart attack last week. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Michigan Democratic Rep. John D. Dingell could be released from the hospital as early as Tuesday following his heart attack last week.

Dingell, 92, who retired at the end of 2015 as the longest serving member of Congress, announced his pending hospital release on Twitter on Monday in his usual joking style. 

John Dingell's Not Holding Anything Back
Ex-Michigan congressman countertweets the Republican convention

Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell, right, celebrated his 90th birthday in a House hearing room named for him on July 6. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Some politicians in retirement take up hobbies. George W. Bush and Winston Churchill picked up painting. Sen. Eugene McCarthy went back to writing poetry after his unsuccessful run for president in 1968. But former Rep. John D. Dingell is breaking new ground: tweeting his unbound thoughts on politics and sports.   

The Michigan Democrat was apparently watching the Republican National Convention Tuesday night:

John Dingell Likes Steph Curry's New Shoes ... He's the Only One
You're not helping, Mr. Dingell