Capitol physician says McConnell is 'medically clear' to go back to work one day after freezing up
“Occasional lightheadedness is not uncommon in concussion recovery and can also be expected as a result of dehydration,” the physician's statement reads.
The attending physician for the U.S. Capitol announced on Thursday that Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell is "medically clear" to continue to work one day after appearing to freeze up during a public event.
According to NBC News, attending physician for the U.S. Capitol Brian Monahan said that he met with the senator's neurology team and determined that McConnell is “medically cleared to continue with his schedule as planned.”
“Occasional lightheadedness is not uncommon in concussion recovery and can also be expected as a result of dehydration,” Monahan's statement reads.
Earlier this week, McConnell appeared to freeze for more than 30 seconds while speaking at a press conference, after having a similar incident last month.
The 81-year-old Senator was speaking Wednesday at a press gaggle in Covington, Ky., when he paused for an extended period of time after a reporter asked him about whether he would run for reelection in 2026.
A similar incident occurred on Capitol Hill last month.