- Former GOP Sen. Mike Enzi has died at age 77.
- He had been admitted to the hospital after a biking accident.
- A statement said he “passed away peacefully … surrounded by his family.”
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Mike Enzi, a former Republican senator for Wyoming, had died aged 77 after being hospitalized for injuries from a biking accident.
A statement on his Twitter account, posted Tuesday, said: “Former Wyoming U.S. Senator Mike Enzi passed away peacefully today surrounded by his family.”
-Mike Enzi (@SenatorEnzi) July 27, 2021
An earlier statement on the account said he was in hospital after a biking accident.
“He sustained serious injuries while riding a bicycle” near his home in Gillette, Wyoming, the statement said.
The extent of his injuries was not known.
-Mike Enzi (@SenatorEnzi) July 26, 2021
Enzi was elected to the Senate in 1996, having previously served as the mayor of Gillette, and he decided not to run for a fifth term in the 2020 election, The Washington Post reported. His time in office ended January 3, 2021.
He had friends on both sides of the political aisle, The Post noted.
He led the Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.