Two Top Democrats Suffer Strokes over Weekend

Two leading Democrat politicians have been hospitalized after suffering strokes over the weekend.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) announced Sunday that he suffered a “mild stroke” and received treatment at George Washington hospital.

The Maryland U.S. senator said he hopes to be back at work in the Senate “later this week.”

He released a statement that said: “This weekend, I was admitted to George Washington University Hospital after experiencing lightheadedness and acute neck pain while I was delivering a speech in Western Maryland.

“At the recommendation of the Attending Physician, I sought medical attention upon my return home.

“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.

“Fortunately, I have been informed that there are no long-term effects or damage as a result of this incident, but my 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.”

The 63-year-old Van Hollen is the second Senate Democrat to suffer a stroke this year.

On January 27, Sen. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) had a stroke but has now returned to work.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has also been hospitalized after suffering a stroke on Friday.

Fetterman is currently the leading Democrat candidate in the state’s Senate primary.

The primary is tomorrow and Fetterman is crushing his opponent because he speaks plainly and actually agrees with Trump’s America First agenda on many issues.

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This seat may determine who controls the Senate.

The GOP has three candidates with around equal support.

Fetterman said:

“I had a stroke that was caused by a clot from my heart being in an A-rib rhythm for too long.

“Fortunately, Gisele spotted the symptoms and got me to the hospital within minutes.

“The amazing doctors here were able to quickly and completely remove the clot, reversing the stroke, they got my heart under control as well.”

“The doctors have assured me that I’ll be able to get back on the trail, but first I need to take a minute, get some rest, and recover.

“There’s so much at stake in this race, and I’m going to be ready for the hard fight ahead,” he said.

“But our campaign isn’t slowing down one bit, and we are still on track to win this primary on Tuesday, and flip the Senate seat in November.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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