Mitch McConnell Freezes Up Again at Press Conference

Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., apparently skilled one other well being episode Wednesday throughout a press occasion in his dwelling state.

McConnell, 81, gave the impression to be briefly unable to answer a query from a reporter about working for reelection after he spoke to the North Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in Covington, Kentucky.

After a pause, McConnell’s aide requested the senator whether or not he had heard the query about his 2026 plans. McConnell didn’t reply.

“All proper, I’m sorry, you all. We’re going to wish a minute,” the aide mentioned.

McConnell was in a position to take a couple of quick questions later from reporters, however then was led away by his aide.

This marks the second time McConnell has frozen up at a press occasion in simply over a month.

At a July 26 press convention on Capitol Hill, McConnell abruptly stopped speaking during his remarks.

Sen John Barrasso, R-Wyo., grabbed his arm and mentioned, “Hey, Mitch, anything you wish to say? Or ought to we simply return to your workplace? Do you wish to say anything to the press?”

When requested later whether or not that incident had something to do along with his fall in March, which resulted in a concussion and fractured rib, McConnell said, “No, I’m high quality.” 

The minority chief later mentioned on X, previously Twitter, that he would resume his work within the Senate.

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