Sen. Grassley has successful hip surgery, expected to make “full recovery”

(ABC 6 News) – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has undergone successful hip surgery, according to a tweet from Grassley on Wednesday.

The 89-year-old Senator said he had the surgery to repair a fractured hip. Grassley called the surgery “very successful” and that he’s on his way to a “full recovery.”

On Tuesday, a Grassley spokesperson said the Senator had hurt his hip, but exact details were not given.

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Sen. Grassley embarked on his annual 99-county tour of Iowa on Monday. He was seen in pictures, taken at the state capitol in Des Moines, supporting his grandson, Pat Grassley, who serves as the Speaker of the Iowa House.

Sen. Grassley won reelection in November, and took the oath of office last week to begin his eighth term in the Senate making him the longest serving member.

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