Breaking: Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) Hospitalized

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann: Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) was hospitalized in Falls Church, Virginia this evening around 7 p.m. Eastern after reportedly feeling “sluggish” and suffering from a fever. Byrd is 90, and as a word of note, the West Virginia is a Democrat.

UPDATE: The Hill: Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.) was admitted to the hospital for the third time this year on Monday night, this time for overnight observation after suffering a high fever.

Byrd, 90, the longest-serving senator in U.S. history, was taken to a Virginia hospital in the early evening and will stay there overnight after feeling ill throughout the day, spokesman Jesse Jacobs said. Jacobs said Byrd had felt “lethargic and sluggish” throughout the day, but attended the lone Senate vote of the day, at 5:30 p.m. He was one of 14 senators to vote against debating a climate change bill.

International Herald Tribune: Sen. Robert C. Byrd’s spokesman says the 90-year-old lawmaker was hospitalized Monday night at his doctor’s urging after suffering from lethargy and sluggishness at his home.

Press secretary Jesse L. Jacobs says the West Virginia Democrat will be there overnight for observation.

Byrd, who is the longest-serving senator in history, voted during a 5:30 p.m. roll call Monday, then went home. Jacobs says that less than an hour later the senator began to feel ill.

He was found to have a fever, and at his doctor’s request he was taken to a nearby hospital.

Jacobs added that he didn’t know which hospital Byrd was taken to.

Byrd was hospitalized March 5 for tests after a reaction to antibiotics. A week earlier he was hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after a fall at home.

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