July 2, 2024

Bill Clinton Gives Update on Rep. Jackson Lee Cancer Battle

Recently, Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee announced that she had pancreatic cancer.

At 74, this will not be an easy battle to win, which is more than likely we have heard very little from her camp since she announced the diagnosis.

Bill Clinton, however, just updated everyone on her status.

Bill’s Announcement

Clinton apparently visited with Jackson Lee and decided to post an update on her fight.

He posted on X, stating, “Just spoke with my friend Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee as she battles pancreatic cancer.

“She’s doing well and remains the fighter we all know her to be, facing this challenge with incredible strength and determination.

“Join me in cheering her on and keeping her in our thoughts. Stay strong, Sheila!”

Jackson Lee responded, “Thank you again, Mr. President! I am not deterred one bit; the fight continues!”

The congresswoman announced to everyone in June that she had been diagnosed with cancer and that she would likely be “occasionally absent” from Congress for her treatments.

While she had planned on missing some votes, she promised her constituents that she would be in attendance for any major legislative votes that came down the pike.

She also seemed confident she would beat the disease, writing, “My doctors have confirmed my diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

“I am currently undergoing treatment to battle this disease that impacts tens of thousands of Americans every year.

“I am confident that my doctors have developed the best possible plan to target my specific disease.

“The road ahead will not be easy, but I stand in faith that God will strengthen me.”

Jackson Lee was hoping to change out her congressional seat for the Mayor’s desk in Houston, but she wound up getting crushed in that election.

Her solace was that she managed to win her primary race to keep her seat, and she will hope to remain seated after the general election in November.

Jackson Less has been in Congress since 1995.

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