U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell froze and appeared unwell while speaking at a press conference.
McConnell was mid-sentence when suddenly he stopped speaking.
U.S. Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell froze and appeared unwell while speaking at a press conference pic.twitter.com/FURwwSCdZm
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The 81-year-old was ushered away from the podium by staff members after an extended silence.
Mitch McConnell stopped speaking and froze at the podium today.
…he had to be physically walked back behind closed doors.
That man is not well. It’s time to send the folks who have been in D.C. for decades into retirement pic.twitter.com/GA8Xb1EDVq
— Ryan Shead (@RyanShead) July 26, 2023
It appeared that McConnell had to be physically assisted as he walked back behind closed doors.
NBC News reports, “A few minutes later, McConnell walked back to the press conference by himself. When asked about his health, he said he was fine.”
McConnell was placed in a physical rehabilitation facility for over a week in the Spring after falling at a Senate Leadership Fund event on March 8.