U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves his Washington house to return to work at the U.S. Senate, less than a week after he froze for more than 30 seconds while speaking to reporters at an event in his home state of Kentucky, in Washington, September 5, 2023.

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Brain scans conducted on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell found no evidence he has a seizure disorder or experienced a stroke in connection with the most recent of two episodes of freezing up as he spoke in public, a doctor said Tuesday.

Dr. Brian Monahan, the attending physician for Congress, also told McConnell, R-Kentucky, in a letter that there is no evidence he has “a movement disorder such as Parkinson’s disease.”

“There are no changes recommended in treatment protocols as you continue recovery from your March 2023 fall,” Monahan wrote.

McConnell, 81, froze up while speaking to reporters on Wednesday. He experienced a similar episode while speaking to reporters on July 26.

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