Raskin, who is slated to be the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the next Congress, has recently begun the first of several months of treatment. He said that he would be able to work as an outpatient while he receives treatment.
Per Raskin’s press release, the “prognosis for most people in my situation is excellent after four months of treatment.”
He will undergo four months of chemotherapy to treat the lymphoma, with good odds of survival.
“I expect to be able to work through this period but have been cautioned by my doctors to reduce unnecessary exposure to avoid COVID-19, the flu and other viruses,” Raskin said.
“In addition to destroying cancer cells, chemotherapy impairs natural antibodies and undermines the body’s immune system,” he continued. “I am advised that it also causes hair loss and weight gain.”
Raskin has made a name for himself by acting as one of former President Donald Trump’s most dedicated opponents in Congress.
Formerly he served as the lead House impeachment manager of Trump in 2021, and has dedicated a great deal of time since to ensuring that Trump never holds public office again in America, last month even fretting about a potential Trump House speakership.
The congressman, who has been struck by a terrible case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, panicked when musing about the possibility of Trump in Congress.
“They might just vote for Trump, when they, you know, take the roll call for speaker,” Raskin said at the time, alluding to House Republicans.
“So we know that the hard right Freedom Caucus people are in search of another candidate and one potential candidate whose name has been floated is Donald Trump himself, because the Speaker of the House does not have to be a member of the House,” he continued. “And they are talking about putting Trump right there.”