A fellow Republican in the Senate said on Sunday that Kentucky Republican and minority leader Mitch McConnell can continue to do his job even if he has “frozen up” for the second time in a month.
CNN’s Dana Bash reports that South Dakota Republican Senator Mike Rounds called McConnell on Saturday to check in before the interview. According to Rounds, he was physically fit.
Rounds said McConnell didn’t sugarcoat anything. He recounted that he had had that fall and got a concussion. He noted that he had been cautioned to be on the lookout for future episodes of dizziness.
The South Dakota senator said McConnell minimized the seriousness, saying two instances happened in front of reporters. He said he had a terrific day and had to monitor his fluid intake.
According to CNN, McConnell, 81, has fallen many times and had a concussion this year. McConnell’s brief inability to respond to questions during a news conference on Capitol Hill led to the publication of a report at the end of July.
McConnell took a thirty-second wait after a second incident last week before answering whether he will seek reelection in 2026. The U.S. Congress physician issued a short statement.
STATUS UPDATE- At today’s media event in Covington, Kentucky, Senator Mitch McConnell was the victim of another disturbing incident. His helpers had to repeat questions and help him out. After a while, he was led away. Date: August 30, 2023 Author: Hannah Thomas.
Leader McConnell and his neurology staff have been contacted. Following an assessment of the event on Wednesday, Dr. Brian Monahan advised Leader McConnell that he is well enough to resume his routine. During rehabilitation after a concussion, dizziness and faintness are frequent symptoms.
Rounds insists that McConnell will return to D.C. and discuss the situation with his colleagues once the summer recess ends. Meanwhile, the Senator has been fundraising while speculation about his future is in the balance.
Rounds is confident that he can keep going since he has no doubts about his abilities and the competent people surrounding him.