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Mitch McConnell showed 'no evidence' of a seizure disorder or stroke, doctor says

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Brian Monahan, the Capitol attending physician, confirmed in a new letter that he examined Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after his freeze-up last week and said “there is no evidence” McConnell has a seizure disorder or “experienced a stroke, TIA or movement disorder such as Parkinson’s disease.”


“My examination of you following your August 30, 2023 brief episode included several medical evaluations: brain MRI imaging, EEG study and consultations with several neurologists for a comprehensive neurology assessment,” Monahan wrote to McConnell, R-Ky., 81, whose office released the letter Tuesday.


“There is no evidence that you have a seizure disorder or that you experienced a stroke, TIA or movement disorder such as Parkinson’s disease,” he continued, referring to a transient ischemic attack.


Monahan added that he recommended no changes to McConnell’s treatment protocols as he continues to recover from a fall in March that caused a concussion and sidelined him for several weeks.