State Rep. Mark McElroy, D-Tillar, was escorted Friday from the state Capitol following what has been described as a “rambling and incoherent speech.” In the video below, he is seen giving his speech then being escorted back to his seat. After the vote, he is seen being escorted from the House chamber.


In a House release Monday, McElroy said: “I want to thank my fellow members for coming to my aid Friday morning and everyone who has sent their well wishes and concerns. Doctors have made a diagnosis for a non-life-threatening condition. I truly regret the timing of the incident. However, I am now receiving proper treatment and doctors are confident this will prevent any future episodes.”

McElroy, a former Desha County judge, is serving his first term as District 11 state representative.