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Sen. Inouye Taken to Hospital After a Fall

inouye.senate.gov(WASHINGTON) -- Senator Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii,  is in Bethesda Naval Hospital being treated for a “minor cut to the back of his head” after a fall Thursday morning in his apartment.  Inoyue is the Senate’s most senior member at 88-years-old and is third in line to the presidency.  

Inouye’s Senate office confirms the fall happened this morning and they characterize his injury as “minor.” The Senator never lost consciousness, was alert and talking. At first, his office says, the Senator didn’t even want to go to the hospital.

“He wanted to go into the car and go to work,” Peter Boylan, spokesman for Inouye told ABC News, “ but his family made him go to the hospital.”

The Senator is expected to be discharged later Thursday.

Because of the Senator’s security clearance and position as President pro tempore of the Senate he was taken specifically to Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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