Sen. Patrick Leahy, D., Vt., who is set to preside over the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, was taken to a hospital for evaluation Tuesday after he “was not feeling well” in his Capitol office, a spokesman said.
“He was examined in the Capitol by the Attending Physician, said spokesman David Carle. “Out of an abundance of caution, the Attending Physician recommended that he be taken to a local hospital for observation, where he is now, and where he is being evaluated.”
The Senate is divided 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats and Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris acts as the tie-breaking votes. If a seat were vacant or a senator were unable to attend votes, the balance of power could be upended.
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