Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gave the nation a scare yesterday when he froze giving a speech and was escorted from the podium by shocked Senators. Now NBC is reporting that Mitch ‘face-planted’ getting off a plane last week.
NBC is reporting Mitch tripped and fell getting off a plane at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on July 14. Mitch was not seriously hurt the report says.
According to NBC: “McConnell, R-Ky., who was a passenger, had a “face plant,” someone who was on the plane at the time but did not witness the fall told NBC News. That passenger also said they spoke to another passenger who helped tend to McConnell.
“McConnell has also recently been using a wheelchair as a precaution when he navigates crowded airports, said a source familiar with his practices.”
Yesterday during his opening remarks Mitch suddenly stopped talking. His Republican colleagues asked if he was okay while he looked lost and confused. (See Videos Below)
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa appeared to make a sign of the cross as if she was praying for McConnell.
A few minutes later, McConnell came back to the press conference by himself.
He stood away from the podium and when asked about his health he said he was fine.
Mitch also tripped and fell on March 8 after an event for the Senate Leadership Fund at the Waldorf Astoria in Washington.
He was hospitalized with a concussion and discharged on March 13.
Flag: McConnell just stopped abruptly during his opening statement during the gop leadership presser and appeared to be unable to restart talking. He then stepped away and walked away with Barrasso: pic.twitter.com/f1kFUjggzm
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) July 26, 2023
U.S. Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell froze and appeared unwell while speaking at a press conference pic.twitter.com/FURwwSCdZm
— BNO News (@BNONews) July 26, 2023
Here is footage of when McConnell seemed to just stop mid-sentence pic.twitter.com/4o8xKdWiwc
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 26, 2023