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House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn faints during veto session

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 19:24:42-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn appeared to faint Wednesday afternoon during a reconvene session outside the State Capitol.

Filler-Corn (D - Fairfax) fell while behind the dais and was assisted by Capital Police and medics. Shortly after the fall, she was seen conscious and speaking to first responders.

Jake Rubenstein, spokesman for the speaker, said she was not injured in the fall.

“@EFillerCorn is one tough cookie. Ready to get back at it,” he tweeted.

CBS 6 has learned that the House Speaker is still on the capitol grounds and has returned to the session.

The House Delegates are meeting Wednesday under a canopy outside the State Capitol to allow social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Stay with CBS6 for the latest on this developing story.