Send Your Prayers: GOP Congressman Announces He Has Cancer in Touching Floor Speech

By now the nation is aware that Roy Moore lost the Alabama Senate race to radical pro-choicer Doug Jones. It was a sad day for America. Moore beat out GOP Congressman Mo Brooks to win the primary nomination. Brooks has now announced tragic news.

From The Blaze:

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said during a speech on the House floor Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with high-risk prostate cancer and will have surgery on Friday.

The 63-year-old Brooks alerted the House that he could miss some crucial votes next week because of his upcoming surgery and recovery “unless I am unexpectedly medically cleared to travel,” Alabama Local News reported.

Brooks said the diagnosis came on Halloween while he was in Washington.

Recalling the night that he got the news from his doctor; he said called his wife, Martha, who was home in Huntsville “welcoming trick-or-treaters.”

The Hill has more:

Brooks will undergo surgery this Friday, as well as a post-surgery medical procedure on Dec. 20. As a result, he will miss critical expected House votes next week on the GOP tax overhaul and end-of-year spending package to avert a government shutdown after Dec. 22.

It’s unlikely he would be medically cleared to travel.

In the meantime, Brooks expects to recuperate over the holidays with his family. And he offered some parting advice.

“Don’t ever, ever, take your health or family for granted. During the holidays, enjoy your family, because no one, no one, is promised tomorrow,” Brooks said.

Could Brooks have defeated Jones in the election? Possibly.

Might he have not found out about his cancer diagnosis before it was too late? Very possibly.

Prayers to Brooks and his family.

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