On Sunday, former President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Breitbart News reporter Matt Boyle, during which he discussed Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s recent incident at the podium, during which he appeared to momentarily freeze up.
“Good afternoon, everyone. We’re on a path to finishing the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) this week, there’s been good bipartisan cooperation and a string of … ” As reported by Fox News, McConnell said to reporters on Wednesday before vanishing into space.
“You OK, Mitch?” Republican Senator John Barrasso of Wisconsin inquired. “Is there anything else you want to say or should we just go back to your office?”
🚨BREAKING: Mitch McConnell freezes up at a press conference. Reason unknown.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 26, 2023
McConnell was then removed from the podium as Republican Senator John Thune of South Dakota addressed the press.
However, this is not the first time the leader of the minority has been associated with a health concern.
According to NBC News, earlier this month, McConnell “face-planted” while walking down the stairs of an aircraft at Reagan National Airport outside of Washington, D.C.
A source told NBC News that McConnell has also been reliant on carriages to navigate the airport.
According to Breitbart News, when asked if he had seen video of McConnell stiffening up, Trump responded, “I did.”
According to Breitbart, he said it was time for McConnell to resign down from his position and for the GOP to find a new Senate leader.
“We have to have that,” Trump said, according to Breitbart. “No, we have to have that. We have some people in the Senate that are fantastic and would be great at that position.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
The former president described McConnell’s incident as “sad” during his interview with Breitbart News, but also touched on the minority leader’s efforts in pushing President Joe Biden’s agenda, including his support of racking up spending in the Senate to advance legislation during the first two years of Biden’s presidency, while Democrats controlled both houses of Congress. CONTINUE READING…