House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) appeared to faint at an event with New York City Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Bill de Blasio Friday.
“The mayor is speaking – and then there’s a sudden commotion,” NBC4 said. “De Blasio and others move to help an extremely pale Nadler as he sits, a ghost-like look on his face, in the chairs at P.S. 199 on the Upper West Side.”
The event was about the installation of speed cameras in the city.
Video of the event shows de Blasio attempting to give an unresponsive Nadler some water, telling him that he looked a bit dehydrated. Nadler was eventually wheeled out of the auditorium on a stretcher and rushed to the hospital. According to a spokesperson, he is fine.
“He is okay. Seems to have been dehydrated and it was very warm in the room. He is now responsive and receiving a check-up,” the spokesperson reportedly said.
Nadler has led the House Democrats’ efforts to re-litigate Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into alleged “Russian collusion” by President Donald J. Trump’s campaign. Mueller’s report came up empty, dissatisfying Democrats who have decided to retaliate by subpoenaing many in Trump’s orbit. Attorney General William P. Barr has decided not to comply with the House’s subpoena’s and is pressing forward with his own investigation into the origins of the Trump/Russia probe.
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