Democrat Senator Suffers Stroke During Speech

Senator Chris Van Hollen suffered a stroke over the weekend while giving a speech. The senator was transferred to George Washington University Hospital, where he remains for observation.

Hollen said he began to feel lightheaded during his speech and saw a doctor shortly after. That’s when he learned he suffered a minor stroke.

Hollen tweeted:

“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 Sunday, he stated that he is not expected to suffer any long-term damage or effects from the stroke. He said, “Doctors have advised that out of an abundance of caution I remain under observation for a few days. I look forward to returning to work in the Senate later this week and thank the medical team for their excellent care.”

Another Democrat senator, Ben Lujan of New Mexico, suffered a stroke earlier this year. His was caused due to a tear in the vertebral artery. He has since made a full recovery and returned to the senate. 

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