House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler had to receive medical attention Friday after a health scare at an event in New York City.
Despite reports that the powerful New York Democrat appeared to pass out, his office said he merely felt ill but did not faint. A spokesman for Nadler told Fox News that the congressman is “okay” and “seems to have been dehydrated,” describing the room as “very warm.”
Nadler, 71, was speaking at a press conference on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, alongside 2020 Democratic hopeful New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, when the incident happened. De Blasio could be seen checking on him and patting him on the shoulder, as someone brought over a glass of water.
Fox News is told the congressman was being taken to a hospital in an ambulance.
“He is now responsive and receiving a check-up,” a spokesman told Fox News.
Nadler’s office noted that he was sitting down, so he “did not faint or anything.”
But local reporters on social media attending the event said that Nadler appeared to have briefly passed out.
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