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McConnell Appears to Suffer Another Scary Health Episode - Camera Keeps Rolling as Aides Step In

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When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked a question on Wednesday about whether he plans to run for re-election, his reaction might have been all the answer it needed.

For a full, scary 30 seconds, McConnell froze, his face blank, barely registering he was aware of where he stood.

And though aides stepped in to assist him, the cameras caught it all.

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According to Reuters, the incident occurred at a Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce event in Covington.

It was the second time this summer that the 81-year-old Republican lawmaker has experienced an apparent health episode in public.

In July, McConnell similarly froze during a news conference in D.C., an incident he tried to brush off afterward.

Wednesday’s video sparked a furious reaction on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

The account Forward Blue, dedicated to a “more progressive America for ALL,” called for McConnell’s immediate retirement.

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Conservative commentator and activist Robby Starbuck, meanwhile, used the occasion to take a thinly veiled hit at President Joe Biden, another veteran of the Senate who, at 80, is clearly showing his age.

After the spell passed on Wednesday, McConnell took a question about Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, according to NBC News. But his demeanor wasn’t exactly reassuring.

The video is below:

McConnell then “brushed off” a question about former President Donald Trump, according to NBC, which noted that McConnell typically refrains from discussing the 45th president.

McConnell won re-election in 2020, with Trump’s endorsement, to his seventh term in the Senate.

He would be up for re-election again in 2026.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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