President Joe Biden is wishing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell well after the Kentucky Republican appeared to freeze up during a public event in his home state.
Biden extended his well wishes to McConnell in a Wednesday White House news conference regarding Maui wildfire relief.
Biden didn’t mention McConnell’s lapse or condition, merely stating that he was a friend in spite of their political disagreements.
“Mitch is a friend, as you know. Not a joke.”
The president expressed his desire to get in touch with McConnell.
“I’m going to try to get in touch with him later this afternoon.”
“I don’t know enough to know,” Biden stated in seeming reference to the 81-year-old’s condition.
Biden deflected an inquiry about McConnell running for re-election, instead gesturing to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and walking away from the dais.
McConnell became completely silent just after being asked a question about running for re-election in Covington, Kentucky.
BREAKING NEWS: Sen. Mitch McConnell appearing to have another scary episode in the media gaggle in Covington today. Aides had to step in to help him out and repeat questions. He was eventually lead away. We’ll have the full video