Va. House of Delegates Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn collapsed during session

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn collapsed this afternoon during the one-day legislative session. She is now sitting and the session has reconvened.

“Speaker is going to continue to preside. We are starting soon,” said a spokesperson for Filler-Corn.

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax commented on Twitter calling the Speaker “tough.”

The Virginia House of Delegates Republican Caucus also posted their comments on Twitter offering prayers for Filler-Corn.

Reporters from 8News were at the session and could see other elected officials rushing to her aid following the collapse.

Stay with 8News as we continue to update this developing story.

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