ALL NEWS

Rep. Rob Bishop hospitalized after suffering a “mild” stroke

Dec 9, 2020, 1:55 PM | Updated: 2:55 pm
Bishop stroke...
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 07: Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT) at the House Natural Resources Committee Hearing on Examining Challenges in Puerto Rico's Recovery efforts on Capital Hill on November 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON– Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, is in the hospital after suffering a “mild” stroke, the congressman told KSL NewsRadio’s Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry Wednesday. 

Bishop phoned into the program from George Washington University Hospital; he said he continues to recover from the stroke he experienced Monday night. 

“The only symptoms I had were a loss of balance and dizziness, and my right side is difficult to maneuver right now,” said Bishop. “But it is getting better.” 

At first, Bishop said he did not know he was having a stroke.

“I didn’t know what was going on. I thought I could just sleep it off,” he recounted. “That’s not something you can just sleep off.”

But the retiring representative said he doesn’t believe the stroke will inflict any long-lasting effects.

“Eventually the strength in my right leg will return. I’m going to have some therapy and probably come back in a matter of weeks or months,” said Bishop. “I’ll be back in full shape.”  

The stroke also prevented Bishop from participating in a congressional vote on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2021, which is the big defense spending bill for the coming fiscal year. The NDAA passed the House with bipartisan support, despite veto threats from President Trump. 

“It is [the NDAA] extremely important to the defense of this country, as well as the furtherment of Hill Air Force Base and the state of Utah,” said Bishop. 

The outgoing congressman said he expects to be released from the hospital soon and will take the next few weeks to recover. 

Senator Mitt Romney and state senator Todd Weiler expressed their hopes for Bishop’s speedy recovery on Twitter. 

 

 

Today’s Top Stories

All News

Travelers wait in for a TSA security check at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles,...
DAVID KOENIG ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pre-pandemic sized crowds descend on US airports for holiday

TSA is reporting crowds of pre-pandemic size are traveling this Independence Day.
17 hours ago
The National Weather Service of Salt Lake City says there is a red flag warning in effect for Weste...
Lindsay Aerts

Fourth of July weekend weather conditions ripe for fires

The National Weather Service of Salt Lake City says there is a red flag warning in effect for Western Utah. It warns that many fires are human caused.
17 hours ago
Salt Lake County is working to make sure its golf courses don't use as much water in the drought....
Martha Harris

Salt Lake County says it has decreased water-use on its golf courses

Salt Lake County says it has back water usage on its golf courses. The county says it has done by changing how they water.
17 hours ago
Back view of two ambulances...
Don Brinkerhoff

Herriman mother saved by off-duty police officer

A Herriman woman feels lucky to be alive after her raft is tipped over and she nearly drowned last week.
17 hours ago
Residents stand in front of building destroyed by missiles in Ukraine...
FRANCESCA EBEL Associated Press

Russian missiles kill at least 19 in Ukraine’s Odesa region

The Ukrainian president's office said three Kh-22 missiles fired by Russian bombers struck an apartment building and a campsite.
17 hours ago
The Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival will make its in-person comeback from July 28 to Aug. 7. Courte...
Devin Oldroyd

The Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival is coming back to Salt Lake City

The Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival will make its in-person comeback from July 28 to Aug. 7.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Tax Harassment...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
Rep. Rob Bishop hospitalized after suffering a “mild” stroke