Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell didn’t undergo a stroke or seizure after his newest freeze in public, in keeping with a physician’s observe launched by his workplace on Tuesday and shared with the Day by day Caller Information Basis.
McConnell, R-Ky., 81, froze throughout a press convention in Kentucky on Aug. 30 and was unable to proceed talking earlier than being led away, the second such occasion that has occurred in public. After McConnell’s workplace printed a observe from the workplace of the Attending Doctor of United States Congress that cleared him to proceed his public schedule, his workplace printed a second observe on Tuesday that clarified the freeze was not the results of a seizure or stroke.
“There is no such thing as a proof that you’ve got a seizure dysfunction or that you simply skilled a stroke, [transient ischemic attack] or motion dysfunction, equivalent to Parkinson’s illness,” wrote U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brian Monahan, the attending doctor of the U.S. Congress, in a observe addressed to McConnell. The observe additionally indicated that Monahan had examined McConnell’s well being extensively after the autumn, together with “mind [magnetic resonance] imaging, [electroencephalogram] examine and consultations with a number of neurologists for a complete neurology evaluation.”
McConnell has confronted a number of well being challenges this 12 months. His first freeze occurred on July 26 at a Senate GOP press convention and he fell whereas strolling on March 8, which led to a fractured ribcage. McConnell has additionally been reported to make use of a wheelchair at airports, according to The Wall Road Journal.
“Extreme getting old well being points and/or psychological well being incompetence in our nation’s leaders MUST be addressed,” wrote Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., on Twitter, now often known as X, following McConnell’s second freeze. Greene and different conservatives have expressed concerns about whether or not McConnell is match to finish his time period as chief.
“There aren’t any modifications really useful in therapy protocols as you proceed restoration out of your March 2023 fall,” Monahan wrote.
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