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At 80, Vermont’s Sen. Leahy ready to run impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — He’s known for prowling the Capitol with his camera or friends like the rock icon Bono. He’s played leading roles in fights over Supreme Court nominations, government surveillance of Americans and protecting his state’s dairy farms.
Now, Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont is stepping into one of his most visible and physically grueling roles: presiding over former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial. Leahy, the Senate’s longest-serving current member, will be doing it after a brief health scare that saw him taken by ambulance to a hospital Tuesday evening, only to gavel the Senate into order Wednesday …read more

Source:: National Newswatch