Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin has been taken to Walter Reed Nationwide Army Medical Heart for signs “suggesting an emergent bladder situation,” the Pentagon mentioned Sunday.
Austin has not relinquished his authority, the Pentagon mentioned.
The fast notification is in distinction to the delay in notification about his earlier hospitalization.
Austin was taken by his safety element to the hospital at roughly 2:20 p.m. ET Sunday, Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder, the Pentagon press secretary, mentioned in an announcement. At this level, Austin has not been admitted to the hospital.
Each the White Home and Congress have been notified.
Deputy Protection Secretary Kathleen Hicks would assume the duties if required.