(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Defying common sense and apparent occurrences, a congressional physician has found no evidence that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is suffering from a “seizure disorder” – even though the senator recently froze up in public for the second time in several weeks.
The top Senate Republican had two “freezing-up” incidents during press conferences in a little over a month – first on July 27 and then again on August 30, sparking concerns that he had mini-strokes on camera or a “seizure disorder.”
However, according to Dr. Brian Monahan, the Attending Physician of the US Capitol, none of those has been the case.
Monahan examined the 81-year-old Republican senator after his second freezing ordeal and rejected the “medical theories” shared on social media about McConnell’s health, The New York Post reports.
At the same time, however, the Capitol physician didn’t explain the possible causes of the Kentucky lawmaker’s freezing episodes.
“My examination of you following your August 30, 2023, brief episode included several medical evaluations: brain MRI imaging, EEG study and consultations with several neurologists for a comprehensive neurology assessment,” Monahan said in a statement addressed to McConnell, which was released on Tuesday by the senator’s office.
“There is no evidence that you have a seizure disorder or that you experienced a stroke, TIA [mini-stroke] or movement disorder such as Parkinson’s disease. There are no changes recommended in treatment protocols as you continue recovery from your March 2023 fall,” the doctor elaborated.
As the Senate reconvened from its August recess on Tuesday, McConnell mentioned his fall in the spring, which left him working from home for several weeks.
“One particular moment of my time back home has received its fair share of attention in the press over the past week. But I assure you August was a busy and productive month for me and my staff back in the Commonwealth,” the Minority Leader asserted on the Senate floor.
According to Monahan, McConnell was “medically clear” to “continue with his schedule as planned.”
Some of his aides said the lawmaker felt light-headed during both freeze-ups but remained “lucid.”
The Post quotes two experts who suggest that the Republican senator probably suffered “some sort of partial seizure,” a conclusion that was not explicitly ruled out as a possibility by Monahan.
Mitch McConnell freezes up again.
How bad does one’s cognitive functioning have to get to be removed from office? pic.twitter.com/uUC8dbh5JJ
— Being Libertarian (@beinlibertarian) August 30, 2023