Sessions, asked why Sweeney was so angry and shocked about his loss, said: "John was disappointed that some frailties in his life were contributing issues to his defeat." He said Sweeney has been ill and his blood pressure had risen.I hope the guy comes out of this OK, but this type of stuff coming from one of his best friends, Pete Sessions (R-TX), makes me wonder if all the stories about Sweeney being a little too close to the edge are perhaps more true than not.
Sweeney believes he picked up "a bug" during congressional trips to Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Sessions.
"A bug got into his system and lodged in his brain," Sessions said. "It caused unimaginable pain and stress."