(Article republished from TheCOVIDBlog.com)
U.S. Senator Ben Luján, D-New Mexico, checked into Christus St. Vincent Regional Hospital in Santa Fe on January 27. He complained of dizziness and fatigue, according to his official statement. Doctors determined that the 49-year-old, first-term Senator, had a stroke in his cerebellum – the back part of the brain that controls walking, motor learning, vision and more.
Senator Luján was transferred to University of New Mexico Hospital on January 28. He underwent decompression surgery over the weekend to relieve pressure in his skull.
We’ve covered several similar stories of skull surgery (decompressive craniectomy) to relieve pressure in the head. But they were for different causes. Ms. Camila Canepa developed a blood clot in the space between the eye sockets and brain after receiving an AstraZeneca injection. She passed away on June 10, 16 days after the injection. Mrs. Kerry Hurt had emergency skull decompressive surgery for a post-AstraZeneca stroke and blood clots. She is now permanently disabled.
Senator Luján was a trendsetter in a way. He received his first Pfizer mRNA injection on Saturday, December 19, 2020. He didn’t specify it was Pfizer. But the Pfizer emergency use authorization was issued on December 11, 2020. The Moderna EUA was issued on Friday, December 18, 2020. Thus it’s unlikely pharmacies and medical providers had access to Moderna shots until the following Monday.
Senator Luján had just defeated Republican Mark Ronchetti in the 2020 General Election weeks earlier. He was sworn into the Senate on January 3, 2021. And ever since then, Senator Luján has been an unapologetic, big pharma loyalist.
At least twice since September 2021, Senator Luján promoted legislation and policies to hasten censorship on the internet.
It’s unclear if Senator Luján received a booster shot. But he’s encouraged everyone else to get their boosters numerous times since November. He especially liked posting photos of children being injected.
Days prior to being hospitalized, he was still promoting mRNA injections, quarantines and tests.
Senator Luján’s office said he’ll return to the Senate within four to six weeks. But a craniectomy is considered a last resort treatment because of the inherent risks. Thus Senator Luján was in pretty bad shape prior to the surgery. Bare minimum, he’ll spend the next several weeks in the hospital. A 2016 study in The New England Journal of Medicine found that 30% of craniectomy patients were dead after one year. Another 18% were disabled to the point of needing round-the-clock assistance, and about 6% were in a vegetative state.
Senator Luján posted about the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy just one day before he fell ill.
Democrats need all 50 of their votes plus one Republican to confirm any Biden Supreme Court nominee. The partisan environment in Washington, D.C. likely means the Supreme Court will operate with only eight justices, six being conservative, until either Senator Luján returns or when the next Senate is sworn in next January. But that may be the least of the Democrats worries.
The Democrat Senate “majority” is already razor thin because they cannot rely on the votes of Senator Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia and Senator Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona. Further, Senators must be present to vote, unlike the “proxy voting” rules in the House of Representatives. Senator John Hoeven, R-North Dakota and Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, are both absent this week due to “COVID-19.” But once they return next week, Republicans technically have the majority again.
The Democrats $2 trillion Build Back Better legislation is completely dead now. Democrats may be forced to go full ruthless and force Senator Luján to resign if he’s out for too long. New Mexico Democrat Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (no relation) can then appoint a replacement.
This blogger hasn’t voted since 2008 and is unlikely to ever do so again. The “lesser of two evils” philosophy is self-defeating. COVID dystopia is the most pressing issue for humanity and Americans right now. Several state governors are on the people’s side (Iowa, Florida, South Dakota, Texas, etc.). But those who value freedom and liberty cannot rely on any of these people to protect your rights as a human and an American.
Reap what you sow? Senator Luján is only 49. Sure, people that age, or any age for that matter, can have strokes. But just search the word “stroke” on this blog and draw your own conclusions. Que sera sera. Stay vigilant and protect your friends and loved ones.
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