One noticeable absence in the Senate during last Friday’s Crossover Day was Sen. Valencia Seay of Riverdale. Today, her colleague Emanuel Jones revealed why. Seay is in the ICU of Emory Hospital.
It is unclear why Seay is actually in the hospital, but several years ago she suffered a heart attack.
“I spoke to her daughter last night and she told me to pray for her,” Jones said from the well.
Jones said that Seay began feeling bad mid-week. Several senators said that she was complaining of slurred speech and blurred vision.
“She decided to go to emergency and she went in,” said Horacena Tate of Atlanta. “Her family is asking that we not call and visit. But we can take a moment to send up a prayer for her to continue to do better.”
Tate called for a moment of silent prayer for Seay.
Jones went on to say that he does not expect Seay to return at all during this session.
Politically, Seay’s absence, could have an impact on the future of Clayton County’s public transportation system.
Seay was scheduled to carry the House’s C-Tran bill HB 1393, which could restore the beleaguered transit system.
Jones, who had butted heads with Seay on who would lead the Senate’s fight to keep C-Tran, will now carry his colleague’s water on the bill.