| 27 September 2023, Wednesday |

US Senate Republican leader medically cleared after freezing episode at event

After experiencing his second instance of freezing up in a span of two months, US Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has received medical clearance from the US Capitol physician to proceed with his agenda, as confirmed on Thursday

McConnell, 81, appeared to freeze for 30 seconds Wednesday as he attempted to answer a reporter’s question at an event in his home state of Kentucky. He experienced a similar incident at a news conference on Capitol Hill in late July.

In a release, the Congressional attending physician, Brian Monahan, said he had consulted with the senator 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,” said Monahan.

McConnell made history earlier this year when he became the longest-serving Senate party leader.

  • Anadolu Agency