JACKSON, Miss. — Former Senator Trent Lott is doing well tonight after having his appendix removed at a Jackson hospital. He was taken there after it ruptured. A spokesperson for Baptist Medical Center says Lott is in fair condition.
The 71-year old Republican use to be the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate; but stepped down in 2002 after making remarks at a birthday party for then Senator Strom Thurmond that seemed to support segregation. He retired five years later.
Lott currently works as a lawyer and lobbyist. He has a home and office in the Jackson area.