Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell froze again during a press event Wednesday (Aug. 30). After a reporter asked him about reelection in 2026, the politician appeared to be unable to speak. Fans react on social media to yet another live health scare on national news. Read more and see what people are saying about McConnell inside.
McConnell seemed to lose his train of thought when trying to respond to reporters’ questions at a press event today. This marks the second time in weeks that the Republican political leader has halted his speech and searched for help from the people supporting him.
The 81-year-old politician first struggled to hear the question posed to him in Covington, Kentucky, about his views on running for reelection in 2026.
McConnell, 81, initially seemed to struggle to hear when asked at an event in Covington, Kentucky, about his views on running for reelection. Then, he suddenly froze and didn’t speak for about 30 seconds after that. He did seem to respond when a member of his staff asked him if he had heard the question.
“All right, I’m sorry, you all. We’re going to need a minute,” the aid responded shortly after.
McConnell made an attempt to signal he was ready to receive another question. He was asked about Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who is running for governor.
His aid repeated the question loudly back to him. McConnell responded with a lower tone, “I think the governor’s race is going to be very close.”
McConnell avoided the final question about former President Donald Trump’s latest indictment in Georgia before he was led away from the press conference.
The Senator suffered a similar episode July 26 in Washington, D.C., where he froze and was briefly unable to speak at a press conference. McConnell’s fellow senators rushed in to help him, and after a few minutes he returned to the lectern and continued speaking to reporters.
NBC News reported that a spokesman for McConnell said in a statement that the Senate leader “felt momentarily lightheaded and paused during his press conference today.”
Naturally, social media users are concerned with McConnell’s continuous public health scares and worry that America’s politicians should have a maximum age limit as most political figures are as aged as McConnell.
Ageism aside, this is seemingly a huge problem for American politics.
Check out what fans are saying after Mitch McConnell’s latest health scare below:
1. The Viral Moment In Question:Source:Phil_Lewis_
2. Wave Your White Flag, McConnellSource:JoJoFromJerz
3. Retirement Is NearSource:keithboykin
4. The Reporter Got Her AnswerSource:RyanShead
5. Let The Jokes CommenceSource:TattedProf32
6. Nah, FrSource:DJOHSOxo
8. The Winner of Beyoncé’s Mute ChallengeSource:MelechThomas
9. The Internet Is RuthlessSource:bukkyismyname
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