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Sen. Patrick Leahy at home following brief hospitalization

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is resting at home following a brief stint in the hospital.

Leahy, 80, is president pro tempore of the Senate, and on Monday was sworn in to preside over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. In a statement, David Carle, a spokesman for Leahy, said the senator did not feel well on Tuesday evening, and went to George Washington University Hospital "out of an abundance of caution."

Carle said Leahy was admitted for observation, and "after getting test results back, and after a thorough examination, Sen. Leahy is now home. He looks forward to getting back to work. Patrick and [his wife] Marcelle deeply appreciate the well wishes they have received tonight."