Murtha hospitalized, in intensive care

Pennsylania Democrat reportedly suffering from complications related to gallbladder surgery

Published February 2, 2010 4:58PM (EST)

Multiple outlets are reporting that Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., has been hospitalized, and is in intensive care.

The congressman had gallbladder surgery in December; his current hospitalization is reportedly due to complications from that.

A longtime veteran of the House, Murtha has been more prominent in recent years, ever since he came out to call for a withdrawal of American forces from Iraq. He's been having a rough go of it lately, though, as his ties to defense contractors and pork barrel habits in general have been earning him some close scrutiny.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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