Oh Dear: Frank Lautenberg Hospitalized After Falling at Home

February 16, 2010

These Democrats keep on dying over Healthcare. Literally. I didn’t even realize this guy was still in office. Funny because these guys have a healthcare plan that most people won’t get with Obamacare.

He’s 86. New Jersey might have a health-related open seat, too.

An aide to U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey says the 86-year-old Democrat has fallen and has been taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

Although he’s pretty healthy for an 86 year old — he just got back from a junket to Haiti — 86 is still up there. Falling at home isn’t a good sign.

And yeah, should he retire, I’m pretty sure the New Jersey governor — Governor Chris Christie — would get to appoint his replacement until the next convenient election.

This is shaping up to be something even more than a perfect storm.

Spokesman Caley Gray tells The Record newspaper of Bergen County the senator was taken by ambulance Monday night from his Cliffside Park home.

Gray says he doesn’t know if the senator fell inside the apartment.

Lautenberg returned Friday from a trip to Haiti with a congressional delegation. He was scheduled to discuss the trip and the U.S. aid effort at a news conference on Tuesday.

Lautenberg was first elected to the Senate in 1982 and is the first New Jersey senator to be elected to five terms.