‘No Evidence’ Mitch McConnell’s Freeze-Ups Are Strokes or Seizures, Doctor Says

Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) two public freezing-up episodes were not caused by strokes or seizures, Congress’s doctor has said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Dr. Brian Monahan issued a statement saying McConnell’s bizarre freeze-ups did not appear not to be the result of a stroke or a seizure disorder.

However, Monahan did not explain what caused the incidents.

In a one-paragraph letter to 81-year-old Sen. McConnell, Monahan said he reached his conclusion after a comprehensive neurological assessment.

The assessment included the results of brain MRI imaging, an EEG (electroencephalogram) study, and consultations with several neurologists.

As Slay News reported, McConnell froze for a second time during a press conference in Kentucky on August 30.

He was unable to continue speaking before being led away by staffers.


🚨#BREAKING: U.S. Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell freezes again for the second time while speaking to the press pic.twitter.com/706EEwEBly

— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) August 30, 2023

After McConnell’s office published a note from the office of the Attending Physician of U.S. Congress that cleared him to continue his public schedule, his office published a second note on Tuesday.

The Tuesday note clarified the



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