On Wednesday, Congressman Greg Steube (R-FL) was hospitalized after falling off the roof of his Florida home, reports say.
The incident was first reported by Florida politics journalist Peter Schorsch, who alleged that Steube was found outside his home in Sarasota by a part-time aide of his colleague, Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL).
The aide allegedly discovered Steube while working his second job as an Amazon delivery driver.
Steube’s condition is currently unknown; however, his official Twitter account confirmed that he had been injured at his home, tweeting, “Congressman Steube was involved in an accident on his property late this afternoon and has sustained several injuries. We will provide additional updates when possible. Please pray for the Congressman and his family.”
Steube was first elected to congress in 2018 and was sworn in earlier in January to serve his third term in the House, representing Florida’s 17th Congressional District. Prior to this, Steube had served for two years in the Florida Senate and six years in the Florida House.
Before getting involved in politics, Steube was a member of the armed forces, serving as an Airborne Infantry Officer and a JAG Corps Officer from 2004 to 2008 and as the Chief of Detainee Operations for Multinational Division North in Iraq with the 25th Infantry Division from 2006-2007.
During the 2021 Congressional Baseball Game, Steube smashed an out-of-the-park home run in the annual Democrat vs. Republican grudge match, further demonstrating his athletic ability when he took the mound, throwing 120 pitches over 5 2/3 innings as the starting pitcher for Republicans, with his team coming out on top of Democrats 13-12.