SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — Illinois state Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) was recovering Sunday after a medical scare during a state House session in Springfield.
Lawmakers were gathered at the Bank of Springfield to maintain social distancing when the downstate lawmaker collapsed to the floor.READ MORE: Police Investigating 2 Fatal Shooting Incidents In West Pullman Less Than A Mile Apart
He was later seen getting onto a gurney, and gave a thumbs up as he was being taken out.READ MORE: 9 Rogers Park Businesses Giving Out Free Seed Packets For Earth Day
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) later said Bailey had some gastrointestinal issues.
Bailey was booted from some House sessions back in May for refusing to wear a mask. He also filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. JB Pritzker’s authority to issue executive orders during the virus outbreak, but lost the legal battles in that case.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Coming To Old Town Thursday
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