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Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: sekker
Date: January 26, 2021 05:32PM
Not long after being sworn in to preside over the Senate impeachment trial, Leahy has been hospitalized "for observation" out of abundance of caution because he "was not feeling well," his office says in a statement.

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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: p8712
Date: January 26, 2021 05:44PM
Crap.
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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: January 26, 2021 05:51PM
He sounded like absolute sh >>it just before and during his presiding over the presentation of the articles of impeachment..i said to my son.."that didn't sound too good"
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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: samintx
Date: January 26, 2021 07:55PM
Wasn't reported serious. But you never know.
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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 26, 2021 08:12PM
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Kraniac
He sounded like absolute sh >>it just before and during his presiding over the presentation of the articles of impeachment..i said to my son.."that didn't sound too good"
My husband and I were both saying that as we watched. He sounded like he was going to keel over.



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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: Ted King
Date: January 26, 2021 09:53PM
Sorry for sounding so politically calculating about this but if Leahy were to die, if I understand it correctly, the governor - who is a Republican - would call for a special election that has to take place within six months of the vacancy and can name a temporary replacement person in the interim. If so, that would probably be really bad for Democrats wouldn't it? As in could they lose their Senate majority - at least temporarily?



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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 26, 2021 10:06PM
Correct, and it's a risk built up from a system that rewards the same old people being re-elected.
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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: vision63
Date: January 26, 2021 10:17PM
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deckeda
Correct, and it's a risk built up from a system that rewards the same old people being re-elected.

Do we know what's wrong with him now?
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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: PeterB
Date: January 26, 2021 10:24PM
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vision63
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deckeda
Correct, and it's a risk built up from a system that rewards the same old people being re-elected.

Do we know what's wrong with him now?

Nope, but he is home and apparently OK: [thehill.com]

... I would think they wouldn't release him and let him go home if any of his test results had been abnormal.




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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: bfd
Date: January 27, 2021 12:35AM
These oldsters often suffer from an excess of gas. Can't imagine why…
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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: SteveO
Date: January 27, 2021 01:11AM
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Ted King
Sorry for sounding so politically calculating about this but if Leahy were to die, if I understand it correctly, the governor - who is a Republican - would call for a special election that has to take place within six months of the vacancy and can name a temporary replacement person in the interim. If so, that would probably be really bad for Democrats wouldn't it? As in could they lose their Senate majority - at least temporarily?

That is correct, but my understanding is out of respect, it is the custom to name someone from that same party that held the seat. But it seems like customs, at least as they pertain to political courtesy, are in short supply.
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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: January 27, 2021 11:22AM
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SteveO
That is correct, but my understanding is out of respect, it is the custom to name someone from that same party that held the seat. But it seems like customs, at least as they pertain to political courtesy, are in short supply.

Yeah. Any of that @#$%& is out the window.
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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: January 27, 2021 02:55PM
Gov. Phil Scott is not what we would recognize as a Republican outside of Vermont. He's both very centrist and very popular in the state. I think that if anyone were to follow a customary precedent, it would be Scott.



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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: Ted King
Date: January 27, 2021 03:09PM
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rjmacs
Gov. Phil Scott is not what we would recognize as a Republican outside of Vermont. He's both very centrist and very popular in the state. I think that if anyone were to follow a customary precedent, it would be Scott.

Can you imagine the pressure, though, that he would be under from Republicans. I mean pressure from Republican leaders calling him constantly pushing him to name a Republican as the interim senator and "pressure" from the Trump-a-Q whackos, including terrible threats to his family. I don't know anything about him, but I would hope that he has the integrity and the fortitude to stand up to that coercion. Hopefully we'll never need to find out.



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Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/27/2021 08:21PM by Ted King.
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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: January 27, 2021 03:14PM
[www.foxnews.com]

"The Capitol Physician suggested that Senator Leahy go to George Washington University Hospital this evening for observation, out of an abundance of caution," Leahy spokesman David Carle said late Tuesday. " After getting test results back, and after a thorough examination, Senator Leahy now is home. He looks forward to getting back to work. Patrick and Marcelle deeply appreciate the well wishes they have received tonight."

Leahy was back presiding over the Senate Wednesday.




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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: January 27, 2021 03:18PM
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Ted King
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rjmacs
Gov. Phil Scott is not what we would recognize as a Republican outside of Vermont. He's both very centrist and very popular in the state. I think that if anyone were to follow a customary precedent, it would be Scott.

Can you imagine the pressure, though, that he would be under from Republicans. I mean pressure from Republican leaders calling him constantly pushing him to name a Republican as the interim senator and "pressure" from the Trump-a- Q whackos, including terrible threats to his family. I don't know anything about him, but I would hope that he has the integrity and the fortitude to stand up that coercion. Hopefully we'll never need to find out.

Part of being a governor in today's America, I'm afraid.

I hope that he cares more about the people who elected him than he does about Republican national figures. He won reelection last November by a 41% margin over his Lt. Governor.



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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: sekker
Date: January 27, 2021 03:40PM
How the GOP base treats its governor and SoS in GA will be telling to all such state-specific GOP politicians with a backbone.
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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: January 27, 2021 04:13PM
I hasten to point out that Georgia is not Vermont. The "GOP base" is a different animal there, and Phil Scott has not risen to prominence by catering to the former president's base.



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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: sekker
Date: January 27, 2021 04:23PM
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rjmacs
I hasten to point out that Georgia is not Vermont. The "GOP base" is a different animal there, and Phil Scott has not risen to prominence by catering to the former president's base.

Good news indeed
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Re: Leahy is hospitalized
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 28, 2021 04:07PM
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sekker
How the GOP base treats its governor and SoS in GA will be telling to all such state-specific GOP politicians with a backbone.

Yes, it will be interesting and probably painful to watch. I would love it of we could get a democratic governor in the next cycle here.
If the republican party splinters and does not get behind the nominee, and the democrats run someone that is more appealing to a broad base, and get out the vote, it might, just might be possible. A lot of things need to fall into place, and I can't even think about another race right now though.





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