John Dingell Being Treated for Apparent Heart Attack

Former Michigan Congressman John Dingell, the longest-serving member in the history of Congress, has been hospitalized for what’s being described as an apparent heart attack.

Even in retirement…Dingell has remained a potent critic of political policies.

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Dingell left Congress in 2015 after almost six decades in office, citing ill health that restricted him to using canes and wheelchairs.

But Dingell also said at the time he’d tired of a U-S House grown so partisan he described it as “vicious” and “unbearable.”

Instead the 92-year-old has taken to Twitter to vent about everything from NFL kickers to the Trump Administration, recently writing that the President was an “embarrassment of a human” for questioning the number of people who died after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year.

His wife is current U.S Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI.)

She says in a statement her husband was cracking jokes and in good spirits while being evaluated at a Metro Detroit hospital.

Image credit: Jerome Vaughn

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

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