McConnell is not going to be happy about this.
Nikki Haley, a Republican presidential candidate, recently raised concerns about the current state of the U.S. Senate and likened it to a “privileged nursing home.” Haley’s remarks came in response to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s recent incident where he experienced a prolonged pause during a press address.
In transcript provided by Fox, expressing her concern, Haley remarked, “It’s sad. No one should feel good about seeing that any more than we should feel good about seeing Dianne Feinstein, any more than we should feel good about a lot of what’s happening or seeing Joe Biden’s decline.”
She went on to comment, “What I will say is, right now, the Senate is the most privileged nursing home in the country. I mean, Mitch McConnell has done some great things and he deserves credit. But you have to know when to leave.”
Following the incident in which McConnell froze for over 30 seconds while addressing reporters in Covington, Kentucky, Dr. Brian Monahan, Congress’ attending physician, confirmed that McConnell was medically fit to continue his regular schedule.
Haley also advocated for mental competency assessments for individuals over the age of 75, and even suggested considering such assessments for those over 50. She argued that given the critical decisions made by these individuals concerning national security, the economy, and immigration, it is essential to ensure they are operating at their peak capabilities.
Notably, McConnell had experienced a similar incident about a month ago when he froze for approximately 30 seconds during a press conference alongside fellow Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.