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Former Sen. Harry Reid undergoes cancer surgery

Former Sen. Harry Reid undergoes cancer surgery

Reid underwent the surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to remove a tumor from his pancreas, which was spotted during a routine screening, according to a statement released by his family. He was succeeded by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who said that he spoke to Reid's family on Monday and that "it seems [Reid's] operation went well".

He retired from the Senate in 2017. Dean Heller is seeking to hang on MORE (D-Nev.) in a tweet on Monday after it was revealed Reid underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer.

Republican colleagues also sent their good wishes. "He is grateful to his highly skilled team of doctors and to all who have sent and continue to send their love and support", the statement said. The Senator opted against running for re-election in 2015; that same year he suffered from a brutal accident that left him blind in one eye.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) tweeted, "Harry Reid has never been one to shy from a fight, and this is surely no different". "We're all praying for expensive Harry's speedy restoration".

Reid, a Democrat and former Senate majority leader, sponsored or signed onto more than 500 pieces of legislation that later became law and helped choke off funding for a proposed nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain. Catherine Cortez Masto, and as leader of Senate Democrats by New York Sen.

"Harry Reid is a fighter", former Reid staffer Zac Petkanas told TPM.