“It looked like he had just taken a little nap for a moment, and then I put my hand on his shoulder and I said, ‘Jerry are you O.K.?’” – de Blasio
Rep. Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, man who has made Trump is #1 political enemy, fainted at a press conference Friday.
Nadler was attending in support of Mayor de Blasio’s speed camera initiative. Texas just voted to ban all red light cameras, but anyway.
More from the NYT:
Representative Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was taken to a hospital after apparently fainting during a news conference on Friday in Manhattan.
Mr. Nadler, 71, was seated at a table in a gymnasium at Public School 199 on the Upper West Side, where Mayor Bill de Blasio was heralding the expansion of New York City’s speed camera program.
Thirty minutes after Mr. Nadler, a Democrat, made brief remarks, his head appeared to slump. A woman seated behind Mr. Nadler pointed at him, and then Mr. de Blasio attempted to revive Mr. Nadler as spectators became alarmed.
“It looked like he had just taken a little nap for a moment, and then I put my hand on his shoulder and I said, ‘Jerry are you O.K.?’” Mr. de Blasio said afterward.
Mr. Nadler responded, “No.”
Three doctors from NYC Health & Hospitals attended to Mr. Nadler, and Mr. de Blasio helped Mr. Nadler to drink some Gatorade from the mayor’s metal water bottle. A fan was turned on, and the gymnasium was cleared.
Later, Nadler tweeted:
Appreciate everyone's concern. Was very warm in the room this morning, was obviously dehydrated and felt a bit ill. Glad to receive fluids and am feeling much better. Thank you for your thoughts.
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) May 24, 2019
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