Rep. Greg Pence (R-IN), the older brother of former Vice President Mike Pence, is recovering from a heart procedure after experiencing chest pain.
Pence’s office released a statement regarding his health condition on Monday.
“Congressman Greg Pence is recovering from a heart procedure over the weekend after experiencing minor chest discomfort. Congressman Pence is expected to make a full recovery from home with his wife Denise and family,” Pence’s office said.
“The Pence family is grateful to the entire Columbus Regional Hospital team for their exceptional care and professionalism,” it added.
Pence emphasized the importance of visiting a doctor when experiencing chest discomfort.
“‘I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone to always seek medical attention when you aren’t feeling well. Cardiac care can’t wait. Doing nothing is simply not an option. I am extremely thankful to the doctors, nurses and staff at Columbus Regional Hospital for their proactive attention to keep my heart healthy,’” Pence stated.
Pence has served as Indiana’s congressman of the 6th District since 2019. He announced a run for the open seat in 2018 after then-Rep. Luke Messer opted to run for the Senate.
His procedure came just days after the House select committee investigating the events of January 6 focused on then-President Trump’s pressure against Mike Pence to reject the results of the 2020 election. During a Thursday hearing, the panel said Pence was only about 40 feet away from those who entered the Capitol Building.
Greg Pence reportedly told CNN reporter Manu Raju ahead of the hearing, “Don’t think about it at all,” declining further comment.
Greg Pence, the brother of former Vice President Mike Pence, discounted Trump’s pressure campaign waged on his brother to overturn the election results. “Don’t think about it all,” he told me ahead of the hearing focusing on the issue, declining to comment further
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 16, 2022
Pence most recently joined in a letter to Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Richard Glick, calling on the Biden administration to reverse course on its energy plan to combat rising fuel prices and restore energy stability.
His letter, alongside other Indiana House members and senators, warned against concerns of potential power outages that could impact Hoosiers.
“‘The escalating energy crisis has spurred significant ramifications for hardworking Hoosier families, workers, and industry. As we head into the heat of summer, rising prices for electricity and critical fuels, including gasoline, diesel, natural gas, and coal, are further burdening homes and small businesses across Indiana,’” the members wrote.
“‘At the same time, recent reports from entities charged with overseeing the U.S. electric grid have raised serious concern for potential supply shortages and power outages this summer due to insufficient resource capacity. As one of the largest manufacturing centers in the nation, Indiana relies on a secure, reliable, and resilient electrical grid to produce American-made goods and sustain a robust workforce,’” the letter added.