This is the second time the senator has frozen during a speech. He was hospitalized in March with a concussion.
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell raised serious concerns about his health on Wednesday, suffering a second illness in a month after an extended absence in the middle of a press conference.
Senator McConnell, 81, was traveling in his home state of Kentucky when he was paralyzed for about 30 seconds, unable to answer a reporter’s question.
He had already fallen and was admitted to the hospital
He was questioned about his desire to contest again in 2026. Republican Tenner had already experienced a similar episode on July 26, freezing in the middle of a press conference at the Capitol for no apparent reason, before his entourage told him. You slip away. Asked about Mitch McConnell’s health, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre congratulated him.A quick recovery“.
Mitch McConnell, the undisputed leader of the Republican Party in the Senate since 2015, has found himself in this position on the front lines of the struggle against the policies of the Democratic presidential administration. Barack Obama (2009-2017), but also to support Donald Trump, who came to power in January 2017. In March, the senator fell during a private dinner and was hospitalized, leaving him with a concussion, broken ribs and nearly six weeks out. Off.