GOP senator responds to Trump: ‘I’m not hospitalized’

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on Wednesday appeared to respond to President Trump, saying he is not in the hospital, but is recovering at home in Mississippi.

His comments came after Trump tweeted earlier in the day that the Senate GOP’s ObamaCare repeal bill needed more time because one “yes vote” was in the hospital — an apparent reference to Cochran, who is being treated in Mississippi for a urological issue.

“With one Yes vote in hospital & very positive signs from Alaska and two others (McCain is out), we have the HCare Vote, but not for Friday!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.

But Cochran, apparently the “hospitalized” senator referenced in Trump’s tweet, responded that he’s not actually in the hospital.

“Thanks for the well-wishes,” Cochran tweeted. “I’m not hospitalized, but am recuperating at home in Mississippi and look forward to returning to work soon.”

The Hill