(Washington) US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell raised serious concerns about his health on Wednesday, suffering a prolonged absence in the middle of a press conference for the second time in a month.
Traveling in his home state of Kentucky, the 81-year-old Senator McConnell was paralyzed for about thirty seconds, unable to answer a reporter’s question.
He was questioned about his desire to contest again in 2026.
The Republican citizen had already experienced a similar episode on July 26, freezing in the middle of a press conference at the Capitol for no apparent reason as his entourage called him to disappear.
Asked about Mitch McConnell’s condition, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre wished him a “speedy recovery.”
Mitch McConnell, the undisputed leader of the Republicans in the Senate since 2015, found himself in the front line of the struggle against the policies of the administration of the Democratic President Barack Obama (2009-2017), but supported Donald Trump. Effective January 2017.
In March, the senator fell during a private dinner and was hospitalized, leaving him with a concussion, broken ribs and almost six weeks out of work.
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