Top Bush Official in Critical Condition

November 16, 2017Nov 16, 2017
Updated nov 17 11AM ET

Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, is reportedly still in the hospital following an emergency heart procedure as of Friday morning, November 17th.

The 72-year-old American politician underwent a “cardiac catheterization procedure” on Thursday morning and was listed as "in critical condition," according to CBS News.

Ridge is the former governor of Pennsylvania and was attending a governer conference in Austin, Texas at the time of the incident. CBS stated that the Marriott Hotel's emergency staff was quick to respond to Ridge’s need for medical attention.

According to Fox, Ridge has been responsive to physicians.

Ridge is a member of the Republican party and served under former president George W. Bush from 2001-2005. He initially served as the first U.S. Homeland Security Advisor before his role as the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, which began in 2003.

Many sent their well wishes to Ridge, including Senator John McCain.

This story will be updated if additional information is released.

Please keep Tom Ridge in your prayers as he recovers. In other breaking news, an ex-baseball star recently passed away shortly after one of his former team members.

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