Family: Former Wyoming US Sen. Alan Simpson stable after stroke

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo, speaks during the State Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

CODY, Wyo.  | Former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson was in stable condition after suffering a stroke, his family said.

The 89-year-old had a blood clot removed from an artery, which his son Colin Simpson said most likely caused the stroke on Monday.

Colin Simpson said Wednesday his father is coherent with good vital signs and was being evaluated for future risks at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado, where he was hospitalized.

The former senator was initally taken to Cody Regional Hospital in northwest Wyoming.

“Cody Regional did a great job taking care of him,” Colin Simpson said.

Alan Simpson was flown to the Colorado medical facility on Tuesday, The Cody Enterprise reported.

He represented Wyoming as a U.S. senator from 1979 to 1997.