Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), 82, is scheduled for emergency surgery this morning “to repair a broken hip that he suffered as a result from a a fall at his house in McLean, Virginia, Wednesday night”:

According to the statement from Leahy’s office, “His doctors determined that the best course of action would be to have surgery to repair his hip as soon as possible” and “He is expected to make a full recovery and begin a healthy course of physical therapy immediately.”

But this does mean Dems may lose a vote in the 50-50 Senate in the immediate future:

Full statement here:

Sen. Leahy is not running for reelection in November:

The leading candidates are Rep. Peter Welch, running for the Dem nomination:

And Christina Nolan, former United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, running for the GOP nomination:



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