Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, at New York press conference.

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House Judiciary Chairman Nadler appears to nearly faint at NY news conference

May 24, 2019 - 7:02 pm

By Sunlen Serfaty

(CNN) -- House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, a high-profile Democrat, appeared to nearly faint during a news conference Friday, halting the event as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio offered him assistance.

In the brief episode, Nadler is seen on video appearing disoriented and slow to respond as de Blasio offers him water. Nadler was immediately assisted by medical staff who were at the event, and Nadler responded to them.

Nadler aide Daniel Schwartz told CNN that the congressman "is OK" and that he "seems to have been dehydrated and it was very warm in the room. He is now responsive and receiving a check-up."

Nadler chairs the influential Judiciary Committee, which is currently conducting an investigation of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, businesses, transition and administration.

Nadler himself later tweeted, that he appreciated "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 wrote.


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