Eric Massa’s replacement hospitalized on first day

Rep.-elect Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) was recovering Monday afternoon from a blood clot in his lungs that required a trip to the hospital early Monday morning. 

Reed, who turns 39 on Thursday, experienced shortness of breath overnight and was brought to the hospital, according to The Buffalo News. 

Reed’s wife originally called for help while the couple were at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Southwest Washington. New members are in the nation’s capital to attend congressional freshman orientation.

“I’m feeling good and looking forward to getting to work,” Reed said on Sunday.

The congressman-to-be is expected to be sworn in Tuesday, but it is unclear if he will have to postpone the ceremony. The News reported he is expected to be released “in the next day or two.”

Reed has no prior history with blood clots and is said to be resting in good condition. 

Reed was elected to replace Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), who resigned in March after he was accused of inappropriate contact with aides. Reed was voted in to fill the rest of Massa’s term and to a new two-year stay in office.