Rep. Bill Pascrell Near Collapse

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Rep. Bill Pascrell Nearly Collapses During News Conference

July 03, 2018 - 3:05 pm

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (WCBS 880) -- Twenty-two year veteran U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-New Jersey) nearly collapsed Tuesday during a news conference.

Luckily, that event was at a fire station.

Pascrell, 81, was appearing with U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey). They were touting the passage of their Firefighter Cancer Registry Act at the Englewood Fire Department.

Pascrell was apparently overcome by the heat.

He was seen with his arms around the necks of two firefighters.