Sen. Patrick Leahy is in the hospital tonight for observation after he became ill while in his Senate office.
Senator Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, the longest-serving senator and the president pro tempore, was taken to a hospital in Washington for observation early Tuesday evening after he reported not feeling well, his spokesman said.
Mr. Leahy, whose position in the Senate puts him third in line for the presidency, oversaw the start of the impeachment proceedings against former President Donald J. Trump earlier on Tuesday. At 80, Mr. Leahy is one of the oldest senators and has served in the Senate since 1975.
Just to clarify, Leahy is the longest serving member of the current Senate but he is only the 5th longest serving in history. Senators Byrd, Inouye, Thurmond and Kennedy all served slightly longer.