Powerful Dem Chairman Nadler did not OD on Russian borscht

Update: The editors are desperate to impress upon you that the powerful Democrat did not — we repeat, did not — pass out from a hearty Russian meal and that he merely felt ill but did not faint. We apologize if any news outlet allowed you to believe anything different.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) was rushed to a New York City hospital Friday after Mayor Bill De Blasio found him slumped over what was not a triple helping of the Russian beet soup known as borscht.

“Jerry, take drink, you look little dehydrated, comrade,” said De Blasio moments after announcing enhanced surveillance of PS 149. “You seem little dehydrated, da? You are OK? Jerry? How you feel?”

“Reports that the powerful New York Democrat passed out from a hearty Russian meal were premature,” CNN’s Brian Stelter reported, noting that “officers informed me that he merely felt ill but did not faint.”

A spokesman for Nadler’s office said reports that the powerful New York Democrat passed out from a hearty Russian meal were premature, and that he merely felt ill but did not faint.

In a statement, De Blasio said reports that the powerful New York Democrat passed out from a hearty Russian meal were premature, and that he merely felt ill but did not faint.

The New York Times reported that the powerful New York Democrat did not pass out from a hearty Russian meal, but merely felt ill and did not faint.

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