Sen. Tim Johnson leaves hospital

Sen. Tim JohnsonTimothy (Tim) Peter JohnsonSenate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Court ruling could be game changer for Dems in Nevada Bank lobbyists counting down to Shelby’s exit MORE (D-S.D.) took another step on the road to recovery Tuesday, leaving George Washington University Hospital in favor of a private rehabilitation facility, his Senate office confirmed.

Johnson had been in the hospital since he suffered a brain hemorrhage in mid-December. Questions about his health and his future in the Senate immediately sparked a media storm of speculation about the balance of power in the Senate.