That sound you hear is one million sighs of relief: Jane Sanders said in a statement today that one day after Bernie Sanders underwent a procedure to receive two stents for a blocked artery, he’s “up and about” and expected to be discharged this weekend. He’ll be back for the October 15 debate, she also said.
Bernie Sanders “experienced some chest discomfort” last night, according to the campaign, and a subsequent evaluation found a blockage in one of his arteries, which required the insertion of two stents. Sanders is “conversing and in good spirits,” but the campaign is canceling all events as he continues to rest.
The DNC announced on Friday that it’s limiting the CNN/New York Times-hosted October round of debates to one stage and one night. So far, 12 candidates have qualified: everyone who appeared at the September debate plus Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and billionaire Tom Steyer. Might as well do a Royal Rumble.