Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., suffered a seizure during an Inauguration Day lunch, Time reports; an Associated Press update late in the afternoon said doctors blamed fatigue and that Kennedy will be kept overnight in the hospital for observation.
Time quoted former Vice President Walter Mondale:
“We were talking for 20 minutes, telling old war stories. He was keeping us all laughing.” And then, said Mondale, “he seemed to go into a seizure ….”
Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, who is also in frail health, was wheeled from the lunch as well; he was apparently upset about Kennedy’s condition.