When asked about his health during an interview on “Face the Nation,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who had two bizarre freezing episodes caught on camera earlier this year, first in July and then again in August, said that he is “fine.”
“I’m fine,” McConnell told Margaret Brennan. “I’m in good shape, completely recovered, and back on the job.”
The 81-year-old lawmaker, who has previously said that he will finish his Senate term, has been in office for well over three decades and will have been in the Senate for more than four decades by the end of his current term.
“I have consulted with Leader McConnell and conferred with his neurology team. After evaluating yesterday’s incident, I have informed Leader McConnell that he is medically clear to continue with his schedule as planned. Occasional lightheadedness is not uncommon in concussion recovery and can also be expected as a result of dehydration,” attending physician to Congress Brian Monahan noted after McConnell’s August freezing episode.
“My examination of you following your August 30, 2023 brief episode included several medical evaluations: brain MRI imaging, EEG study and consultations with several neurologists for a comprehensive neurology assessment,” Monahan later communicated in another note regarding McConnell. “There is no evidence that you have a seizure disorder or that you experienced a stroke, TIA or movement disorder such as Parkinson’s disease. There are no changes recommended in treatment protocols as you continue recovery from your March 2023 fall.”
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