Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who is set to preside over the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, was taken to a Washington hospital for evaluation Tuesday afternoon after “not feeling well,” his spokesman said.
Leahy, 80, is the president pro tempore of the Senate, who is responsible for presiding over that chamber in the absence of Vice President Kamala Harris. Leahy’s status in the Senate puts him third in line in the order of presidential succession, after Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Senator Leahy was in his Capitol office & not feeling well. He was examined in the Capitol by the Attending Physician. Out of an abundance of caution it was recommended that he be taken to a local hospital for observation, where he is now and being evaluated @NBCNews
— Susan Kroll (@suekroll) January 26, 2021
— WMAL News (@wmalnews) January 26, 2021