senator. Patrick Leahy His office said in a statement that he “felt unwell” on Thursday and was taken to a hospital for observation overnight.
The most senior Democratic senator to be the presidential successor was taken to a hospital in Washington, D.C. “just in case,” according to his office. Leahy’s doctor advised him to stay overnight.
The Vermont Democrat will retire at the end of the year after considering whether to run for re-election after serving eight terms in the Senate. That career culminated in serving as chairman of the Appropriations Committee and serving in the provisional Senate, a role that made him third in the presidential line-up.