Biden Defends His ‘Friend’ McConnell’s Ability to Hold Office After ‘Freezing’ Episode

President Joe Biden defended his “friend” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) after a freezing episode for approximately thirty seconds at a press conference concerned observers about his health.

“I spoke to Mitch,” Biden said. “He’s a friend, and I spoke to him today and he was his old self on the telephone. And having a little understanding of dealing with neurosurgeons and people, and one of the leading women in my staff, her husband’s a neurosurgeon as well, it’s not at all unusual to have a response that sometimes happens to Mitch when you’ve had a severe concussion,” Biden said. “It’s part of the recovery, and so I’m confident he’s going to be back to his old self.”

McConnell froze for about thirty seconds during an address to the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

The event bears resemblance to a similar moment McConnell had at the US Capitol in the previous month, further fueling queries about the 81-year-old’s capacity to steer the Senate Republican caucus.

On Thursday, the attending physician of Congress Dr. Brian Monahan said that Senator McConnell is “medically clear to continue with his schedule as planned.”

“I have consulted with Leader McConnell and conferred with his



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