There is one thing that most everyone from all political backgrounds should be able to agree upon.
Older politicians should be subject to mental wellness tests.
We see this as a necessity every single day that passes with Joe Biden at the helm of the country.
We have also seen this kind of behavior from politicians like Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Dianne Feinstein, and John Fetterman.
Now, we’re seeing it with Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell.
McConnell completely froze up after being asked a simple question about running for Senate re-election.
This is the second time McConnell has done this, and this one lasted for roughly 40 seconds:
🚨 BREAKING: Senator Mitch McConnell freezes again while speaking at a press conference
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 30, 2023
This is just sad to see happen to anyone, no matter how you feel about their politics.
🚨 BREAKING NEWS: Mitch McConnell FREEZES UP AGAIN⚠️ Another stroke? This is elder abuse! NO COUNTRY CAN SURVIVE BEING LED BY SENILE PEOPLE! pic.twitter.com/DG76GNJ0C3
— Matt Wallace (@MattWallace888) August 30, 2023
The Washington Post has more on McConnell’s mental well-being:
McConnell took questions from reporters in Covington, Ky., after talking with a local group. A reporter asked him about running for reelection in 2026, then repeated the query twice when McConnell said he couldn’t hear, according to video of the incident.
McConnell, 81, chuckled and said, “Oh, that’s, uhh —” and stopped speaking. After about seven seconds, an aide approached and asked the senator if he had heard the question.
McConnell stared straight ahead, and the aide asked reporters to give them a minute.
Another aide then walked over and spoke to McConnell, who signaled that he was fine. McConnell then cleared his throat, said “Okay,” and continued to take questions. His answers were stilted.
When is enough enough?
How many more times are we going to watch these politicians lose their minds right in front of us?
— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) September 21, 2020
Fetterman bumbling and confused again. pic.twitter.com/SkOq3QyOme
— D. Scott @eclipsethis2003 (@eclipsethis2003) June 17, 2023
WATCH – Confused Biden looks like he has no idea where he is, Dem Senator asks him if he needs water as Jill leads him off the stage…
This is a national emergency. pic.twitter.com/rxGpBg0KTy
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) August 22, 2023
Most Americans agree that this needs to end:
BREAKING: U.S. Senate Republican Leader McConnell seems to freeze unexpectedly while fielding questions from the media at an event.
This is the second time this year that this has happened.
Our thoughts go to him and his family 🙏
Should he (regrettably) resign? pic.twitter.com/WMUVfLRsbW
— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) August 30, 2023
The McConnell freeze is a pretty big story, but it would nice to see the same level of coverage every time Biden wanders off to shake hands with invisible leprechauns (which is like every other day.)
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) August 30, 2023
I don't care what party you belong, or how old you are, once your health starts to fail like this, it is time to pack it up.
Mitch McConnel froze again today.
Elected offices should have term limits. Period.pic.twitter.com/FOPsaHE3fu
— Tosin Ash.💧 (@Tosyneno) August 30, 2023
Term limits please … this is elderly abuse https://t.co/Jf5rDGgBpl
— Joseph J Flynn (@JosephJFlynn1) August 30, 2023
The families of these elderly, diminished capacity politicians should be charged with neglect. There comes a time to step in when a family member needs help & they aren't doing it.
— Orietta Rose 🇺🇲 (@0riettaRose) August 30, 2023