On Sunday, Freshman Senator Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., suffered a minor stroke while delivering a speech.
Van Hollen was admitted to George Washington University Hospital, where he remains under observation.
The first-term Senator reported feeling “light-headed” when speaking at an event in western Maryland. After seeking medical attention, doctors confirmed he had “suffered a stroke,” according to the Daily Wire.
Van Hollen tweeted an update on Sunday:
“Earlier today, an angiogram indicated that I had experienced a minor stroke in the form of a small venous tear at the back of my head.”
On Monday, Senator Van Hollen’s office released the following update:
Van Hollen succeeded Barbara Mikulski in 2016. The first-time Senator will be on the ballot in the November midterms.
The Daily Wire reports, “it is not clear where Van Hollen was speaking when he suffered the stroke” or whether it occurred on Saturday or Sunday. However, Van Hollen posted several Twitter messages on Saturday, first noting his support of pro-abortion protests in his State.
On Saturday, the Senator also condemned the shooting in Buffalo, New York:
Van Hollen seems positive about his prospects for recovery, reporting, “I look forward to returning to work in the Senate later this week and thank the medical team for their excellent care.”
Noteworthy is that also on Sunday, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the front-runner for the Democratic Party’s Senate nomination, reported he had suffered a stroke.
In February, Sen. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.Mex., 49, suffered a stroke but recovered and resumed his responsibilities in the Senate.
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