The Huddle – a must read morning briefing on the lastest congressional news contains the piece below this morning.
Byrd Health Mystery: The reality is that a lot of key people remain in the dark about Sen. Robert Byrd’s condition. From Roll Call’s Jessica Brady: ‘Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-Wa.) has not spoken in recent weeks with his home-state colleague. Sen. Robert Byrd (D), who has been in the hospital since last month with an infection.
‘Asked Wednesday whether he had spoken with Byrd, Rockefeller said. ‘Nobody has.’
‘I have not been in touch with Senator Byrd directly but I have sent him my well wishes.’ Rockefeller later added in a statement. …Sources have said Senate Democratic leaders and Byrd’s own staff is largely in the dark about his true condition. Byrd’s office has declined to comment about where he is receiving medical treatment.’