Video: Rep. Jerry Nadler struggles badly leaving stage during Democrat presser

by Peter Heck · Sep 24th, 2020 10:29 am

Last Updated Sep 26th, 2020 at 9:50 am

New York Representative Jerrold Nadler, who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, struggled badly to depart the stage after speaking at a party news conference.

House Democrats were introducing new legislation aimed at imposing tougher checks on presidential power, called the "Protecting our Democracy Act," on Wednesday. After delivering his remarks and yielding the podium back to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Nadler seemed somewhat disoriented and feeble as he clutched the side of the podium.

No one came to Nadler's assistance even as he resorted to shuffling his way off the stage.

The incident was reminiscent of the moment in May of last year when Nadler nearly passed out at a presser held by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. At that time, the 15-term congressman was taken to the hospital for observation and evaluation.

The congressman's office has not issued any statement on the most recent episode.


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