Breaking news: Former Sen. Burns in hospital



According to Rep. Denny Rehberg's office, Conrad Burns suffered an apparent stroke last night at his Virginia home and is currently in intensive care. The full release here:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, at the request of Montana Senator Conrad Burns and his family released the following statement. The following is from Garrett Burns, the son of Senator Conrad Burns:

At approximately 9 pm last night, Senator Conrad Burns was found disoriented by his wife Phyllis at his computer in their home in Arlington, Virginia. Senator Burns was taken to Virginia Hospital Center. Subsequently, he was transferred to a Washington, D.C. hospital where he remains in intensive care. Doctors indicate he suffered an atrial fibrillation and had a stroke.

“The encouragement and support we’ve received are a tremendous comfort to my dad and the rest of the family. Right now, we’re focused on getting Dad healthy.”
The Burns family will try to provide an update within the next 24 hours.

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