House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler came close to collapse in his home state of NY while attending an event with Mayor Bill de Blasio.
As people moved to assist him, Nadler put his hand to his head and appeared disoriented. De Blasio could be seen checking on him and patting him on the shoulder, as someone brought over a glass of water.
"He is now responsive and receiving a check-up", a spokesman told Fox News.
Mr. Nadler, 71, was seated at a table in a gymnasium at Public School 199 on the Upper West Side, where Mayor Bill de Blasio was heralding the expansion of New York City's speed camera program.
"He was sitting down so did not faint or anything, just was a bit ill".
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But local reporters on social media attending the event said that Nadler appeared to have briefly passed out.
Not long after, he sent out a tweet saying he was "feeling much better".
"We will have no choice but to move quickly to hold the attorney general in contempt if he stalls or fails to negotiate in good faith", Nadler added. Thank you for your thoughts.
Nadler's committee is investigating President Donald Trump following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
Nadler, 71, who has represented his New York City district in Congress since 1992, chairs the House Judiciary Committee which is now dueling with the White House over Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.