ABC has been discussing on-air that Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., may have suffered some kind of seizure during the inaugural luncheon at the Capitol.
Reports are not clear about Kennedy’s condition, although a few moments ago President Barack Obama expressed concerns about “Teddy,” stating that while today is a joyous day, it’s also a somber day and that “part of me” is with Kennedy.
UPDATE–Noon PST– ABC is reporting that Kennedy did, in fact, suffer a seizure and that Sen. Robert Byrd, D-West Virginia, was so distraught that Byrd required assistance. ABC is showing the occasional shot of an ambulance outside the Capitol. Readers will recall that Kennedy was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year.
UPDATE–2:00 PM PST–Reuters has reported, sourcing a hospital spokesperson, that Kennedy is awake and answering questions.
UPDATE–3:09 PM PST– CNN has reported that Kennedy’s seizure was caused by simple fatigue, according to a doctor at Washington Hospital Center, and the senator will be released in the morning.