Rep. Maloney 'Feeling Much Better' After Suffering Medical Episode

WCBS 880 Newsroom
October 07, 2019 - 4:52 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Manhattan Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney says she is "feeling much better" after suffering some sort of medical episode Monday morning.

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The Democrat (pictured below standing behind City Comptroller Scott Stringer) said she started feeling faint while attending an event in Chinatown.

In a statement, she said she is recovering from bronchitis and probably should have stayed home.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney
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The Daily News reported earlier that Maloney had been complaining of pain and noted she could not see. The paper says the 73-year-old’s staff escorted her to a bench where she sat for about 15 minutes while 911 was called.

Maloney was taken to NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital out of an abundance of caution, her communications director Jennifer Bell told WCBS 880. 

Maloney has since been released from the hospital and says, "After some rest and chicken soup, I am looking forward to getting back to work for the people of New York."

The congresswoman, who has representing Manhattan since 1993, was attending a vigil in the area for four homeless men who were murdered over the weekend.

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