The Maryland Democratic representative, who is a member of the House January 6 committee, said he would soon begin treatment on an outpatient basis.
WASHINGTON — Representative Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland, announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with a “serious but curable” form of cancer.
Mr. Raskin, 60, who is a member of the House Jan. 6 committee and was recently elected to become the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee, said he has diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and will soon undergo outpatient chemo. Will start a course. Immunotherapy.
“After several days of tests, I have been diagnosed with Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma, which is a serious but curable form of cancer. I am about to embark on a course of chemo-immunotherapy on an outpatient basis at Med Star Georgetown University Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Prognosis for most people in my situation is excellent after four months of treatment,” he said in a statement.
Mr. Ruskin is known for his detailed discussions of American history and the finer points of the Constitution on Capitol Hill. He is the main sponsor of legislation to create a commission that can remove the president from office under the 25th Amendment.
All the well-wishes began to pour in from his colleagues on Capitol Hill, as soon as Mr. Raskin announced the diagnosis
First elected in 2016, Raskin has quickly emerged as one of the most prominent Democrats in the House. A former constitutional law professor, he played major roles in both former President Trump’s impeachment hearings, experience that recently helped him nab the top Democratic spot on the House Oversight Committee over a more senior member on the panel. He also serves on the special House panel investigating last year’s insurgency.