Nadler to miss a day of impeachment trial due to wife's cancer treatment

Nadler to miss a day of impeachment trial due to wife's cancer treatment
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerTrump adviser presses House investigators to make Bezos testify Nadler demands answers from Barr on 'new channel' for receiving Ukraine info from Giuliani Trump predicts Ocasio-Cortez will launch primary bid against Schumer MORE (D-N.Y.), one of the House’s impeachment managers, said Sunday that he will miss a day of the trial next week due to his wife Joyce’s treatment for pancreatic cancer.

“In December, following the House Judiciary Committee markup of the Articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump, my wife was admitted to the hospital where she was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. On Monday, I will be in New York with her to meet with doctors, determine a path forward and begin her treatment,” Nadler said in a statement tweeted Sunday afternoon.

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“I am sorry to miss some of the Senate Impeachment Trial, which is of critical importance to our democracy,” Nadler added. “I plan to return to Washington late Monday and appreciate the support of my colleagues and staff as I take this time to be with my wife and begin the long fight against her cancer.”

The impeachment trial began last Tuesday and President TrumpDonald John TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries MORE's defense team will resume its opening argument on Monday.