Is McConnell really okay?
The attending physician to the Congress confirmed on Thursday that Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, has received medical clearance to proceed with his scheduled activities. This affirmation comes in the wake of an incident in Kentucky, McConnell’s home state, where he experienced a momentary freeze during an event.
According to The Hill, Such episodes have prompted concerns about the 81-year-old McConnell’s well-being and capabilities, especially since a similar freeze occurred a month earlier during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol.
It’s worth noting that McConnell’s health had come into question previously when he encountered a fall in March, resulting in hospitalization due to a concussion and minor rib fracture. Following his recovery, he made his return to the Senate in April.
If you missed it, Senator Mitch McConnell exhibited a momentary freeze in front of a group of reporters on Wednesday, sparking renewed worries regarding the health of the 81-year-old Republican leader.
During an event in Kentucky on Wednesday, he was questioned about his potential reelection in 2026. He seemed to initiate a response but abruptly paused, experiencing a freeze and remaining silent for a span of seven seconds.
This occurrence marks the second instance in under two months where such an incident has disrupted a press conference involving McConnell.
BREAKING: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to FREEZE again while taking questions. pic.twitter.com/MVZNsuq838
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 30, 2023