Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was escorted away from a lectern by Republican colleagues during a Wednesday press conference after taking an unusually long pause. The GOP leader was giving an opening statement during a press conference when he abruptly stopped speaking and stood silently for several seconds.
McConnell, 81, appeared to be unable to start talking again as other senators helped him move away from the lectern. This episode comes after he was hospitalized in March for a concussion he suffered from a fall at a hotel in Washington.
U.S. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, 81, fell Wednesday during a dinner at a Washington hotel. The Kentucky lawmaker is now being treated for a concussion and is being observed at a hospital.
A concussion is another name for a traumatic brain injury, which occurs when your head suffers a blow or violent shaking. It impacts what’s essentially the central computer of your body and can impact vision, balance, speech, memory, emotions and more.(USAtoday.com)