Former GOP Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming has now passed away after being involved in a bicycle accident on Friday which left him seriously injured.
As The Hill reports:
Former Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) died after sustaining serious injuries from a bicycle accident on Friday, his family said late Monday.
Enzi, 77, was known as one of the more conservative lawmakers during his time on Capitol Hill, where he served for four terms in the Senate before retiring late last year. The senator served as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Former Wyoming U.S. Senator Mike Enzi passed away peacefully today surrounded by his family. pic.twitter.com/7rGlwYDxKa
— Mike Enzi (@SenatorEnzi) July 27, 2021
The former senator was involved in drafting more than 100 bills signed by four different presidents during his tenure in the Senate, according to the Casper Star-Tribune.
Tributes poured in for Enzi early Tuesday.
This weekend, we received news that our friend and former colleague Sen. Mike Enzi was involved in a serious accident while riding his bike. I know members on both sides are very much thinking of Mike at this time. We are praying for his health and for the entire Enzi family.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) July 26, 2021
Enzi is survived by his wife and three children.