COLUMBIA, SC (AP) – A long-delayed meeting of the House Judiciary Committee ended early Wednesday after Chairman Chris Murphy had what a colleague called a medical problem.
Murphy’s Facebook page says a Republican from North Charleston Murphy spent the night in hospital while doctors perform tests but are expected to be completely cured.
The House Judiciary Committee held only a second meeting at this session because Murphy was unable to come to the State House, first because he had COVID-19 and later because of lingering symptoms and problems with the disease.
Murphy started the meeting, then left immediately.
After a 30-minute debate, spokesman Jay Jordan interrupted and ended the meeting, saying Murphy had health problems and he should leave the building.