Mitch McConnell Appears to Freeze Up Again – Doctors Weigh In On What May be Causing These Episodes

By: Susan Clark | Published: Aug 31, 2023

At an event in Kentucky Republican leader Mitch McConnell appeared to freeze in front of the crowd for over 30 seconds. This comes only a few weeks after the first time he froze in front of a crowd at another political event.

With Biden falling off of bikes, McConnell freezing on stage, and Trump being arrested, the American people are starting to ask the very important question: “Who is in charge here?!”

McConnell Is Unable to Move or Speak For 30 Seconds

Senator Mitch McConnell looked even more pale and frail than he appeared a few weeks ago. The 81-year-old Republican leader was answering questions at a press conference in Kentucky when he suddenly seemed to shut down.


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When asked if he planned to run for re-election in 2026 he became very still and stared off into space for about 30 seconds without explanation. An aide approached him and attempted to bring McConnel back to the question but he was seemingly unable to move, let alone speak.

Not the First Time

The internet was frenzied by this incident, not only due to the bizarre behavior but because the exact same thing happened not so long ago during a news conference on Capitol Hill. He froze up mid-sentence and had to be escorted away.


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In this instance, McConnell also became motionless and speechless for an episode that lasted about 30 seconds until he finally uttered that he was “fine”. Obviously, no one was very convinced of that fact.

President Biden Commented on the Incident

When the freezing episode occurred President Biden spoke out with concern. He stated, “Mitch is a friend, as you know – not a joke, I know people don’t believe that’s teh case. We have disagreements politically but he’s a good friend and so I’m going to try and get in touch with him later this afternoon. I don’t know enough to know”.


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Now, the line of questioning regarding McConnell’s health is becoming more urgent as people are wondering what kind of health issues might be causing such episodes. The internet is wondering, “Should these be the people in power?”.

Could it be a Concussion?

Some are speculating that the “freezing” episodes could be a result of a concussion the senator suffered from in March of this year.


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He fell at a Washington hotel during a fund-raiser and was subsequently absent from his Senate seat for weeks following. There have been little to no updates on his health since so people are starting to really speculate if he is in good health.

Experts Weigh In

Multiple neurologists have weighed in on the situation and given their professional opinions on what might be the root cause of McConnell’s odd behaviors.

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Two neurologists conferred and agreed it may have been a mini-stroke or a partial seizure. McConnell’s people refuse to comment and insist the man is in excellent health.


Comments After the Fact

After McConnell recovered from the incident and re-engaged he was asked a few other questions that the reporters had to repeat multiple times. He brushed off any Trump-related questions with lackluster answers.

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After he left, his spokesperson stated, “Leader McConnell felt momentarily lightheaded and paused during his press conference today”. But he is apparently “feeling fine”.


The Internet is on Fire

Naturally, the Gen Z-ers lit the internet afire with speculation and commentary about the incidents as well as memes. One person tweeted, “Okay guys, we need an age cap for these positions. Enough with the old white guys running the show”.

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With other recent incidents that have called Biden’s health into question, people are wondering how fit these men are to be in such influential and important decision-making positions for the country.


Biden’s Bike Incident

No one has forgotten the bike incident in which Biden fell right off his bike. It came alongside many other falls which have made people question his fitness to run the country.

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This in congruence with his stumbling in interviews and speeches is starting to get people really worried.


What’s Next?

Since the spokespeople for McConnell have been largely evasive about the truth of his health condition, the American people are left to speculate and wonder just how fit the Senator is to hold his title. 

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