UPDATE: Rep. Nadler seems to be doing fine and even tweeted his appreciation for all concerned.
Appreciate everyone's concern. Was very warm in the room this morning, was obviously dehydrated and felt a bit ill. Glad to receive fluids and am feeling much better. Thank you for your thoughts.— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) May 24, 2019
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) was "on the verge of passing out" at a press conference with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday, local NBC anchors reported. It appears have been a case of dehydration.
House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler on verge of passing out at #NYC school zone speed camera event - @andrewsiff4NY says Nadler is alert and conscious ... doctors attending to him now #nbc4ny https://t.co/PsEteUCV2F pic.twitter.com/7mgK75R6yZ— Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) May 24, 2019
During the event, which was held to discuss the expansion of school zone cameras, De Blasio noticed Nadler was in distress and offered him water and asked him if he was alright. Nadler said, "no," and then put his hand over his face. Someone captured the scare on video.
"He is okay," Nadler's spokesperson said in a statement. "Seems to have been dehydrated and it was very warm in the room. He is now responsive and receiving a check-up."
The congressman was taken out of the event on a stretcher and has been taken to a nearby hospital.