Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who will command Trump’s impeachment trial, was taken to the health center on Tuesday, a spokesman said.

” This night, Senator Leahy remained in his Capitol workplace and was not feeling well. He was analyzed in the Capitol by the Attending Physician. Out of an abundance of care, the Attending Physician advised that he be required to a regional health center for observation, where he is now, and where he is being evaluated,” David Carle, a spokesperson for Leahy stated.

Leahy, 80, who is 3rd in the line of succession as the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, was just sworn-in to command the impeachment trial.

The Senate is divided 50-50 in between Republicans and Democrats and Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris functions as the tie-breaking votes. If a seat were vacant or a senator were not able to participate in votes, the balance of power could be upended.

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Dartunorro Clark is a political press reporter for NBC News.


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