Chaffetz Scoots In For Health Care Vote After Surgery

Utah Republican returns earlier than announced after surgery on foot

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, makes his way through Statuary Hall on his way to the House floor in the Capitol for the vote on Republicans health care bill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, makes his way through Statuary Hall on his way to the House floor in the Capitol for the vote on Republicans health care bill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted May 4, 2017 at 11:33am

Rep. Jason Chaffetz was a team player for Republicans on Thursday when he rolled through the Capitol on a scooter to vote on the replacement of the 2010 health care law.

Chaffetz returned just a week after surgery on his foot after earlier saying he would miss three to four weeks while he recovered.

Following the vote, the congressman showed reporters in the hallway a -post-surgery photo of his foot.

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The Utah Republican had the surgery at the University of Utah Hospital to remove screws and a metal plate doctors installed 12 years ago after he broke his foot in a fall while working in his garage.

On April 19, he announced he wouldn’t seek re-election in 2018.

Jeremy Dillon contributed to this report.