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Sen. Patrick Leahy hospitalized after feeling unwell

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) was taken to the hospital on Tuesday evening after saying he felt ill.

In a statement, spokesman David Carle said Leahy, 80, was in his Capitol office "and was not feeling well. He was examined in the Capitol by the attending physician. Out of an abundance of caution, the attending physician recommended that he be taken to a local hospital for observation, where he is now, and where he is being evaluated."

As president pro tempore of the Senate, Leahy is third in line of succession. On Monday, he was sworn in to preside over former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial.