Sen. Patrick Leahy, the oldest Democratic senator, said he received a “clean checkup” after being briefly hospitalized Tuesday night after experiencing muscle spasms.
The 80-year-old Vermont Democrat, who is in the presidential succession and will preside over former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial next month, said “of course” he was confident he could serve the rest of his mandate which will end next year. . As to whether he seeks a ninth term in the Senate, Leahy said he was in no rush to decide.
“The latest polls show me that I win easily. But you all know it, I never made up my mind until November or December of the previous year, ”Leahy told reporters after the Senate opened Wednesday morning. “And I’m not going to do it now. Usually we went skiing and snowshoeing and then we talk about it.