Congressman Payne returns home to Newark via medical transport

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne (D-10) of Newark left the Congressional session this morning to fly home via medical transport to New Jersey.

Sources close to the congressman say he is gravely ill.

Members of Congress were urged to go to George Washington University Hospital to pay their respects to the veteran Payne. Earlier this month Congressman Payne told the media he is suffering from colon cancer.

"Let’s be clear, this was not a ‘humanitarian’ act by the Castro regime. It was a swap of convicted spies for an innocent American."
—U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)