Boehner to have ‘minor’ back procedure

Boehner to have ‘minor’ back procedure
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Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerIt's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him How Republicans can bring order out of the GOP's chaos Republican donor sues GOP for fraud over ObamaCare repeal failure MORE (R-Ohio) is having a “minor, unscheduled” medical procedure to address recurring back problems, spokesman Michael Steel said Wednesday.

John BoehnerJohn BoehnerIt's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him How Republicans can bring order out of the GOP's chaos Republican donor sues GOP for fraud over ObamaCare repeal failure MORE, 64, was in the Capitol on Tuesday and not in any obvious discomfort when speaking to reporters. 

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Steel would not provide further details on his procedure. The Speaker had been scheduled to attend a Holocaust remembrance ceremony in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, where congressional leaders are dedicating a tree in honor of Anne Frank.

Boehner’s back problems date to when he tended his family’s bar as a young man, and he had surgery at the Cleveland Clinic about five years ago.