Bill de Blasio’s speech today did more than just put people to sleep in the audience. It made his counterpart on stage, Democrat House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler nearly pass out:
Here’s more from NY 4:
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler appeared weak and on the verge of passing out at a presser held by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Friday morning in Manhattan.
The mayor is speaking — and then there’s a sudden commotion. De Blasio and others move to help an extremely pale Nadler as he sits, a ghost-like look on his face, in the chairs at P.S. 199 on the Upper West Side.
Nadler had given remarks at an event about speed enforcement cameras in school zones when he slumped in his chair. At one point, video shows de Blasio offer a drink from his water bottle to Nadler and tell him he looks a bit dehydrated.
When de Blasio asks Nadler if he is OK, Nadler can be heard responding with a faint “no” before putting his hand over his face. Moments later he seemed to recover a bit and was able to speak; the Democrat was given water to drink and an orange to eat as de Blasio cleared the school gym to assist in the response.
Nadler was then wheeled out on a stretcher to an ambulance that backed up into an alley behind the school. De Blasio was seen by his side, escorting Nadler to the ambulance.
In a statement, Nadler’s spokesperson said, “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.”
I think I can say with certitude that no one is gonna blame him for nearly passing out during de Blasio’s speech.
If anything, we are shocked that everyone didn’t have the same reaction.
Seriously though, I sincerely hope Nadler recovers from whatever ails him.