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Top Democrat Jerry Nadler Nearly Passes Out During De Blasio Presser

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Molly Prince Politics Reporter

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler appeared to nearly pass out Friday morning while attending a press conference with New York Mayor and presidential hopeful Bill de Blasio.

Nadler looked weak and slumped over in his chair during a presser discussing the importance of expanding speeding cameras in school zones. As the panel answered questions, Nadler appeared to almost faint.

De Blasio halted the press conference to offer Nadler water and repeatedly asked Nadler if he was alright — Nadler replied he was not, and the group began asking for a doctor. (RELATED: Whitaker Tells Judiciary Chairman Nadler His Five Minutes Are Up — The Crowd Reacts)

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Daniel Schwarz, a spokesman for Nadler, said the New York congressman is OK.

“Seems to have been dehydrated and it was very warm in the room,” Schwarz said. “He is now responsive and receiving a check-up.”

“Appreciate everyone’s concern. Was very warm in the room this morning, was obviously dehydrated and felt a bit ill,” Nadler tweeted from his congressional account. “Glad to receive fluids and am feeling much better. Thank you for your thoughts.”

This story is developing and will be updated.

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