Former Speaker Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is hospitalized in Japan. She was feeling “unwell.” Note that Congress is shutdown this week. The idea was to go home and listen to constitutents. Rome is not “home” for Pelosi, no matter her Italian roots or her last name. It’s a vacation, something various legislators have denied, and you and I are paying for it. See update.
Pelosi, in Italy to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Italian nation, was scheduled to meet with Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa and Gianfranco Fini, head of the lower house of parliament, when she felt “slightly unwell.”
The Italian-American democrat was forced to cancel her meeting with La Russa and postpone the one with Fini. She is undergoing tests in Rome’s Umberto I hospital, the agencies said.
UPDATE 10:48 am CDT: Pelosi has been released from the hospital in Rome, where she underwent testing. She is traveling with a congressional delegation (who are also not home meeting with constituents). “She’s fine, she’s in good shape,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ). The same report says she is visiting her “ancestral home.”