The Senator suffered the injury when she stepped in a puddle on Saturday, spokesman Lee Nichols said. She was in D.C. for a National Conference for State Legislators and was later invited to the White House for a summit on human trafficking on Monday.
"She was not going to miss her meeting at the White House," Nichols said.
Doctors told Van de Putte that surgery was not necessary for her fracture, but that it would move the healing process along faster. The Senator requested the surgery, saying that she wanted to be ready for the legislative session, which begins January 8th.
"Senator Van de Putte plans to be in strong health and ready to aggressively pursue her agenda of protecting Texas children and public schools, helping victims of human trafficking, and standing up for our veterans, active military, and their families," her office said in a statement.
She tweeted, "It's 12/12/12 and it is 12:12 PM. Ready for foot surgery."
Her surgery was successful and the Senator is now resting at home.
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