A scheduled vote on South Carolina’s next chief judge was delayed Wednesday after a state House member fell at her desk.
State Rep. Mary Gail Douglas, D-Winnsboro, appeared to slip from her chair and hit the floor, according to a Charleston Post & Courier reporter who was in the chamber at the time.
The House stood at ease for about 20 minutes as fellow House members tended to Douglas. EMTs were called to the Statehouse and treated her at the desk before eventually wheeling her out in a stretcher. It did not appear Douglas ever lost consciousness.
At the time of the fall, House members were standing at ease before a vote on South Carolina’s next Supreme Court chief justice. Associate Justice Donald Beatty is expected to win that seat.