US Senator Mitch McConnell has been given a clear invoice of well being by the Capitol Hill physician after his newest “freezing” well being scare.
The Minority Leader, a Republican from Kentucky, appeared to briefly freeze up and was unable to reply a query from a reporter at an occasion within the state on Wednesday.
Now the 81-year-old politician has been advised he’s free to proceed along with his schedule by the Office of the Attending Physician at Congress.
The workplace has “informed Leader McConnell that he is medically clear to continue with his schedule as planned. Occasional lightheadedness is not uncommon in concussion recovery and can also be expected as a result of dehydration,” it stated in a press release on Thursday.
At the media occasion in Covington, Kentucky, Mr McConnell paused for round 30 seconds when requested if he would run for re-election in 2026.
Aides tried to immediate Mr McConnell who took a number of extra seconds to recuperate, earlier than answering two extra questions.
“Leader McConnell felt momentarily lightheaded and paused during his press conference today,” a spokesperson stated after the incident.
Mr McConnell spent per week in hospital after he fell exterior a Washington DC resort in March, struggling a concussion and damaged rib. He then hung out in a rehabilitation facility earlier than returning to work within the US Senate in April.
His first “freezing” incident happened throughout a press convention on the US Capitol on 26 July.