Doctors react after Sen. Mitch McConnell appears to freeze during media briefing
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Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell's latest public episode is raising questions about his health.
Doctors are evaluating what happened to the 81-year-old Kentucky senator.
"I think what's concerning about this is that in a short period of time, he's had multiple episodes," vice chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. John Boockvar said. "I have genuine concern for any human being whose brain has an event like that and this is a significant event."
After giving a speech to the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, McConnell appeared to have difficulty answering reporters' questions.
Last month, McConnell paused in a similar scenario at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
"I think as Americans, we care very deeply for our leadership regardless of political inclination and I think it's time for him to get a very serious medical workup," Boockvar said.
Dr. Bill Petri, a physician with the University of Virginia Medical Center, agrees.
"If something like this happens to you or someone you know or love, this is a reason to get checked out and I'm sure Sen. McConnell is getting the very best medical care," Petri said.
McConnell's office responded to the episode, stating he was lightheaded when taking questions and was feeling fine afterward. They also added he would consult a physician before the next event.
"His brain and his body is telling us something and I would encourage him to get a full medical workup, including cardiac and neurological, ASAP," Boockvar said.COVINGTON, Ky. —