Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, appeared to nearly pass out during a press conference organized by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday morning.
— Henry Rosoff (@HenryRosoff) May 24, 2019
In a video shared by PIX11 News reporter Henry Rosoff, de Blasio and other attendees are seen asking Nalder if he is okay as they offer him water. The House Judiciary panel chair began slumping in his seat shortly after concluding his remarks at P.S. 199 in the Upper West Side of Manhattan about speed enforcement cameras in school zones. At one point, de Blasio asks Nadler if he is okay, to which Nalder replied “no.” After being given water and an orange to eat, Nadler appeared to have regained his composure, according to NBC New York.
An ambulance was alerted of Nadler’s health scare and a stretcher was wheeled into the building.
EMS arrives for Rep. Jerry Nadler after his health scare at de Blasio’s press conference on the UWS. pic.twitter.com/lJ4WE6bjmO
— Anna Sanders (@AnnaESanders) May 24, 2019
Fox News reports the New York Democrat was later taken a hospital.
A spokesperson for Nadler said in a statement: “He is okay. Seems to have been dehydrated and it was very warm in the room. He is now responsive and receiving a check-up.”
Later, Nadler took to Twitter to write: “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.”
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