Democratic Senator Tim Johnson in critical condition
|Everyone's thoughts and prayers are with Johnson and his family.|
No politics on this one. All signs so far point to his recovery which is good news. And I'm sure the Republicans and Democrats alike wish him a speedy recovery.
This does bring up an interesting governmental quandry... What happens in the unlikely event of his incapacitation?
Hugh Hewitt was just discussing the situation and mentioned that it's extremely unlikely that he'll reliquish his seat. There have been lots of old people in the Senate and there age and various conditions may have made daily attendance impossible, but thanks to the hard worrk of their staff, they were more than capable of active participation in governmental processes.
I'd love for Republicans to take control of the Senate, but not this way. Get well soon Senator Johnson...