House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) fell ill during a press conference on Friday with Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and was taken to the hospital as a result.
According to The New York Times, Nadler “was taken to a hospital after apparently fainting” after de Blasio noticed that he looked dehydrated and tried to offer him water at the event.
“When de Blasio asks Nadler if he is OK, Nadler can be heard responding with a faint ‘no’ before putting his hand over his face. Moments later he seemed to recover a bit and was able to speak,” NBC New York reported. “Nadler was then wheeled out on a stretcher to an ambulance that backed up into an alley behind the school.”
A short time after the event, 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.”
Nadler has been a fierce opponent of President Donald Trump in recent months as head of the House Judiciary Committee.
“The president of the United States wants desperately to prevent Congress from providing any check whatsoever on even his most reckless decisions,” Nadler said on Thursday. “The challenge we face is that if we don’t stand up to him together, today, we risk not being able to stand up to any president in the future. The very system of government of the United States, the system of limited power, the system of not having a president as a dictator, is very much at stake.”
Nadler recently issued two subpoenas for former Trump administration officials to appear in front of the committee, according to The Hill:
Nadler issued subpoenas to Annie Donaldson, who served as chief of staff to former White House counsel Don McGahn, and former White House communications director Hope Hicks, one of President Trump’s longest-serving aides in the West Wing.
The two subpoenas mark an ongoing fight between the White House and Congress as House Democrats seek to compel the testimony of other current and former administration officials as part of their sprawling investigations into Trump and his administration.
Trump has repeatedly slammed Nadler on social media, tweeting:
“Why are the Democrats not looking into all of the crimes committed by Crooked Hillary and the phony Russia Investigation? They would get back their credibility. Jerry Nadler, Schiff, would have a whole new future open to them. Perhaps they could even run for President!”
“Will Jerry Nadler ever look into the fact that Crooked Hillary deleted and acid washed 33,000 emails AFTER getting a most powerful demand notice for them from Congress?”
“Congressman Jerry Nadler fought me for years on a very large development I built on the West Side of Manhattan. He wanted a Rail Yard built underneath the development or even better, to stop the job. He didn’t get either & the development became VERY successful.”
“There is no amount of testimony or document production that can satisfy Jerry Nadler or Shifty Adam Schiff. It is now time to focus exclusively on properly running our great Country!”
“In 1998, Rep.Jerry Nadler strongly opposed the release of the Starr Report on Bill Clinton. No information whatsoever would or could be legally released. But with the NO COLLUSION Mueller Report, which the Dems hate, he wants it all. NOTHING WILL EVER SATISFY THEM!”