Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) just suffered another public health “episode.”
Many are now concerned about McConnell’s health and his ability to carry out his Senate duties.
And Mitch McConnell just received shocking news from the Capitol physician that left him speechless.
According to a statement from the Capitol doctor, the Congressional attending physician has just medically cleared Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to continue his public schedule.
Like a deer in the headlights
McConnell, who is now 81, froze mid-sentence during a recent news conference.
Ironically, he froze while answering a question about whether or not he would run for re-election in 2026.
McConnell was seemingly unable to speak or move until he was led away from the podium by staff members.
He looked somewhat like a deer in the headlights and seemed to not even know where he was.
This was McConnell’s second freeze during a public appearance in the last couple of months.
The two freezes follow a nasty fall taken by the Minority Leader at his Kentucky home back in March.
This has caused a stir on Capitol Hill and on social media, with many calling on McConnell to step down.
The first freeze up was bad enough, but now that it’s happened twice, the situation and McConnell’s health seem very concerning.
What’s up, Doc?
But in a shocking twist, after consulting with the Congressional physician, McConnell has been medically cleared to continue his public schedule.
“After evaluating yesterday’s incident, I have informed Leader McConnell that he is medically clear to continue with his schedule as planned,” Brian Monahan, the Attending Physician of the United States Congress, wrote in the short statement.
“Occasional lightheadedness is not uncommon in concussion recovery and can also be expected as a result of dehydration,” the doctor continued.
McConnell, the longest-serving Senate leader in U.S. history, has now frozen twice on live television.
The first freeze was on July 26 during a press conference with leaders of the Senate Republican Conference.
McConnell’s two episodes have increased calls for age limits for members of Congress.
President Joe Biden is 80, McConnell is 81, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi is 83, and Senator Dianne Feinstein is 89.
There are 10 U.S. Senators in their late 70s or 80s and at least 10 U.S. House members in their 80s.
The average age of a U.S. Senator is 65.
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) recently wrote that “severe aging health issues and/or mental health incompetence in our nation’s leaders MUST be addressed. We are talking about our country’s national security and it’s all at stake!”
As Greene stated, the real issue is mental competence, not age.
Deplorable Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.