The event followed an incident in which McConnell became similarly unresponsive in the halls of the Capitol. Neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta had a similar theory for McConnell’s difficulties in a CNN interview, though he left open a range of different possibilities. “There’s a lot of things that can sort of come to mind,” he said. Gupta also pointed out that McConnell’s aides hadn’t reacted with surprise, suggesting that the problems were “ongoing.” “Someone who has a Parkinsonian-like condition, for example, whose medications are wearing off, or something like that,” he suggested. “That’s something that could sort of explain this behavior.” Parkinson’s disease is a serious degenerative disease in which patients lose control over their nervous system, according to the Mayo Clinic. A McConnell spokesperson has indicated that the 81-year old senator merely felt lightheaded, although he planned to consult with a physician following the incident. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
BREAKING NEWS: Sen. Mitch McConnell appearing to have another scary episode in the media gaggle in Covington today. Aides had to step in to help him out and repeat questions. He was eventually lead away. We’ll have the full video on @WLWT pic.twitter.com/q9ex5MHxLV— Hannah Thomas (@HannahPThomas) August 30, 2023