Video Shows Top Democrat Jerrold Nadler Nearly Faint at Press Conference

By Zachary Stieber

Video footage from a press conference in New York City showed Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) nearly pass out before recovering.

The footage was posted by Pix 11 reporter Henry Rosoff, who called it a “health scare.”

Nadler, 71, “appears to be dehydrated and pass out. He looks paper white,” Rosoff said.

As Nadler appeared with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the press event he began to appear to become faint, prompting the mayor to inquire if he was okay. Nadler replied, “No.” He was handed a bottle of water and an orange.

An ambulance and paramedics arrived at the building to treat Nadler.

Video footage taken by Anna Sanders of the NY Daily News showed the ambulance taking Nadler to a nearby hospital.

“He is okay. Seems to have been dehydrated and it was very warm in the room. He is now responsive and receiving a check-up,” a Nadler spokesperson told Rosoff.

A spokesperson for the congressman disputed reports that Nadler had fainted or passed out.

Nadler was sitting down so he “did not faint or anything,” the representative told the right-leaning Fox News website.

Nadler later took to Twitter to thank people for their concern.

“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,” he said.

Nadler has emerged as one of the top Democrats in his position as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. His committee is one of the multiple committees that have issued a flurry of subpoenas, attempting to dredge up dirt on President Donald Trump after special counsel Robert Mueller was unable to establish conspiracy or cooperation between Russia and Trump’s campaign.

President Donald Trump (L) stands with Attorney General William Barr
President Donald Trump (L) stands with Attorney General William Barr before the presentation of the Public Safety Officer Medals of Valor in the East Room of the White House on May 22, 2019. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Trump suffered two defeats in court this week but has appealed both rulings.

The president, meanwhile, ordered Attorney General William Barr to declassify information relating to the probe into his campaign, the origin of which has remained murky and suspicious.

Trump said that AG Barr has been “delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information.”