A spokesman said St. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Who presided over Trump’s impeachment trial, was taken to the hospital on Tuesday.
“This evening, Senator Leahy was in his Capitol office and was not feeling well. He was examined at the Capitol by the attending physician. With an abundance of caution, the attending physician recommended that he be taken to a local hospital for observation. ” Where she is, and where she is being evaluated now, ”said David Carle, a Lehi spokesman.
Leahy, 80, who sits third in the line of succession as Senate President Pro Tempore, was just sworn in to preside over the impeachment trial.
The Senate is split 50–50 between Republicans and Democrats and Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris. If a seat was vacant or senators were unable to vote, the balance of power could be maintained.