No Evidence of McConnell’s Stroke, Seizure or Parkinson’s, Says Capitol Physician National News

 No Evidence of McConnell’s Stroke, Seizure or Parkinson’s, Says Capitol Physician National News

No Evidence of McConnell’s Stroke, Seizure or Parkinson’s, Says Capitol Physician National News



A Capitol doctor said in a letter Tuesday he found “no evidence” that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell suffered a stroke or seizure or a movement disorder such as Parkinson’s disease, after the Kentucky Republican seemingly frozen at an event last week.

Speculation and concerns about the leader’s health have been rife in recent days following the incident, which saw the 81-year-old appear to freeze while speaking for the second time in just over a month. McConnell’s office has attributed the incidents to daze.

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Brian Monahan, the Capitol’s attending physician, approved McConnell to continue on his schedule after an investigation last week.

“There is no evidence that you have a seizure disorder or that you have had a stroke, TIA, or a movement disorder such as Parkinson’s disease,” Monahan said in Tuesday’s letter, which after multiple tests, including an MRI, and EEG study of the brain, performed and neurological assessment, which included consultation with several neurologists.

Senate Republicans were quick to defend McConnell after the latest incident.

Senator Susan Collins of Maine said in a social media post Thursday that McConnell “is fully prepared to continue leading our group after the Senate returns,” noting that earlier in the day she was with had spoken to him. And Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota told CNN on Sunday that there was “no question” that he was comfortable with McConnell continuing to lead, adding that “he’s the right man in the right place, and I’m the right one at this stage of the game.” I think he’ll continue.”

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