Home Business Sen. Patrick Leahy, set to preside over Trump impeachment, taken to hospital

Sen. Patrick Leahy, set to preside over Trump impeachment, taken to hospital


Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT, speaks throughout the begin of a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight listening to on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC on August 5, 2020, to look at the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.

Carolyn Kaster | Pool | AFP | Getty Pictures

Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Vermont Democrat set to preside over the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, was taken to a Washington hospital for analysis Tuesday, his spokesman mentioned.

“This night, Senator Leahy was in his Capitol workplace and was not feeling nicely,” mentioned his spokesman David Carle in a written assertion.

“He was examined within the Capitol by the Attending Doctor,” Carle mentioned.

“Out of an abundance of warning, the Attending Doctor really useful that he be taken to an area hospital for statement, the place he’s now, and the place he’s being evaluated.”

Leahy, 80, is the president professional tempore of the Senate, which makes him accountable for presiding over that chamber within the absence of Vice President Kamala Harris.

Leahy’s standing within the Senate additionally places him third in line within the order of presidential succession, after Harris and Home of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

The Home impeached Trump earlier this month for inciting the riot by his supporters on the Capitol advanced on Jan. 6. Hundreds of members of a mob invaded the halls of Congress, smashing home windows and rifling by workplaces.

5 individuals, together with a Capitol police workplace, died because of the riot.

The mob disrupted a joint session of Congress, which was confirming the election of Joe Biden as president.

That is breaking information. Please verify again for updates.