Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) had an uncharacteristically heat Twitter change on Thursday following the announcement of Raskin’s most cancers prognosis a day earlier.
Sharing a Fox Information headline on Raskin’s prognosis, Inexperienced sent well wishes to her Democratic colleague.
“We disagree typically, however I’ll be praying for Jamie Raskin,” she wrote on Twitter. “Most cancers is a horrible illness. I watched my father die from it, and it broke my coronary heart. It’s good Rep Raskin has hope and his type of most cancers is curable with the therapy he will probably be beginning.”
Raskin replied to Greene’s message on the platform, writing, “Thanks, Marjorie, for this touching message, which my youngest daughter confirmed me. I’m grateful to your concern and really sorry to be taught that you just misplaced your father to most cancers. Wishing you cheerful holidays with family members.”
The messages marked a change in tempo between the 2 representatives, who’re on reverse sides of the aisle and have publicly clashed on a number of events.
They arrive as Raskin begins therapy for a typical kind of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that impacts white blood cells within the physique’s immune system.
Raskin has mentioned that his most cancers is “severe, however curable,” and that he’s beginning chemo-immunotherapy therapy at MedStar Georgetown College Hospital in Washington, D.C.
“I anticipate to have the ability to work by means of this era however have been cautioned by my docs to cut back pointless publicity to keep away from COVID-19, the flu and different viruses,” Raskin mentioned.
The kind of most cancers with which Raskin was recognized is, particularly, diffuse massive B-cell lymphoma, which often develops within the lymph nodes deep contained in the physique. Whereas the most cancers is fast-growing and aggressive, it’s treatable.
On Wednesday, Raskin mentioned he plans to “get by means of this” and “hold making progress daily in Congress for American democracy.”