Congressional staffers are not alone in suffering from the negative health effects of pacing Capitol Hill’s marble floors day in and day out.
Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) has spent the past week walking through the upper chamber in his customary dark suit, crisp tie — and bright white sneakers. This is the second time in three months that ITK has spotted Bayh in comfy footwear: In July he told ITK that he was recovering from a heel injury, but it appears he hasn’t recuperated 100 percent yet.
“It’s in my right heel; it’s been bothering me for three and a half months,” Bayh told ITK.
Bayh withstood the pain to play in a celebrity tennis tournament in late July sponsored by the Washington Kastles. Proceeds from that event went to charity.
The trim Democrat said, “The doctor finally said [to me], ‘The hard floors around the Senate are really part of the problem.’
“So I’ve had to wear these,” he said, adding: “It’s not about fashion, I promise.”