Neurologists say McConnell didn't have stroke or seizure in connection with two recent health scares

McConnell appeared to freeze twice in past two months, raising concern, speculation about whether he can continue as Senate Republican leader

Published: September 5, 2023 12:35pm

Updated: September 5, 2023 12:36pm

The office of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday released a new report from the Capitol's attending physician saying an evaluation from neurologists after the lawmaker had two recent, public health scares found he did not suffer a stroke or seizure.

The report by Dr. Brian Monahan also states the 81-year-old Kentucky Republican does not have Parkinson’s disease. 

McConnell appeared to freeze twice in the past two months in front of TV cameras, raising concern and speculation about whether he will be able to remain the Senate Republicans' leader.

What exactly caused McConnell to freeze still remain unclear, though at least one medical health expert has said the episodes can fall a head injury, which McConnell suffered earlier this year in a fall. 

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