Leahy, 82, was taken to a Washington-area hospital for overnight observation to undergo a series of tests in order to get further diagnosis.
JUST IN 🚨 Senator Patrick Leahy (D), the second-highest official in Senate, hospitalized after feeling unwell – Office
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Leahy does not plan to run for reelection this November, calling it quits after a lengthy career in the swamp.
According to the longest serving Senator, “it is time to pass the torch to the next Vermonter who will carry on this work for our great state. It’s time to come home.”
When his tenure in office ends in January of 2023 he will have served in the United States Senate for 48 years. He was first elected to office in 1974.
Leahy has undergone a number of health problems in recent months. Last June he fell and broke his hip, which required a follow-up surgery the following month.
Since that time he has made a number of public appearances, though he has obviously become more frail.
Leahy was also rushed to the hospital in January of 2021 as he was presiding over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, whom he attempted to thwart at every turn. He had replaced Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, who refused to participate in the witch hunt.
During his lengthy political career he has shown a willingness to support radical left-wing extremism, specifically on the issues of abortion, gun control and marijuana legalization.