Senator Mitch McConnell froze midsentence on July 26, 2023 during a news conference. What happened? How is he doing now?
Dr. Lee Schwamm, neurologist and stroke expert at Yale, and Dr. Jeffrey Saver, neurologist at U.C.L.A. School of Medicine, said that the two most likely reasons were a transient ischemic attack (TIA) — a sort of mini stroke — or a partial seizure, perhaps resulting from a fall and a head injury.
Transient ischemic attacks occur when blood flow to part of the brain is temporarily blocked. They usually last for five to 10 minutes.
If I were his doctor or was in that audience, I would have recommended he go to the emergency room immediately,” Dr. Schwamm said to the NY Times.
Senator McConnell confirmed to AP News that he is fine: https://apnews.com/article/mitch-mcconnell-health-republican-leader-07bdd2f78545b92bb8d2dd32395ff956
Video of his 1 min freeze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiZ30tEP-jQ Disclaimer: Some viewers might find the following images disturbing