Kirkpatrick was granted a depart of absence on Jan. 10 for a medical emergency, in response to the Congressional Record, however didn’t announce till Wednesday what the medical emergency was or its trigger.
“I’m able to admit that I, like numerous different People, undergo from this illness,” she stated in a press release. “Exhausting work and dedication – which have introduced me success in life – haven’t been sufficient to win this battle.”
Kirkpatrick wrote that she had beforehand had a troublesome time looking for assist, however was “lastly” doing so.
The congresswoman, who ran in opposition to the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in 2016, did not present a timeline for when she would return to her duties however stated her workplace would stay open and that she would be capable of totally get well with bodily remedy.
Kirkpatrick represents Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, which she received with 55 percent of the vote in 2018.
The Related Press contributed to this report.