GOP Elected Official Hospitalized For Troubling Cardiac Problem, Forced To Undergo Surgery

Republican lieutenant governor Randy McNally of Tennessee suddenly began suffering from “an irregular heartbeat” and was rushed to a Nashville hospital.

McNally, who serves as Tennessee‘s senate speaker, learned that he needed to undergo surgery to fix the problem.

“Tests indicate I will likely need a pacemaker to help regulate my cardiac issues,” McNally said.

“I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers. I hope to be back at work as soon as possible.”

McNally’s surgery went “smoothly” and he is recovering.

“Happy to report my pacemaker surgery went smoothly,” he posted to social media.

“Currently in recovery and resting comfortably. Thank you to friends, family, colleagues and citizens across the state for your messages, prayers and support.”

“Looking forward to getting back to work!” he added.

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According to WBIR-TV, McNally is “one of the most powerful politicians in Tennessee.”

He is the longest-serving current member of the state legislature, holding his District 5 state Senate seat since 1986.

He has been lieutenant governor since 2017, a role that under Tennessee law, requires him to also be speaker of the state Senate.

Tennessee GOP politicians have been pursuing an aggressive approach to social issues in the state regarding abortion and drag shows.

Gov. Bill Lee is seeking to allocate $100 million in state funds to help pro-life pregnancy centers, according to WKRN-TV.

During his recent State of the State address, the governor proposed allocating the funds in the form of grants “to partner with nonprofits that serve mothers, fathers, and families during a crisis pregnancy.”