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Congress' Doctor Says McConnell Okay to Continue Duties

He has had several alarming incidents in recent months

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has been medically cleared to continue with his schedule, the attending physician to Congress said on Thursday, one day after the 81-year-old froze up at an event in his home state of Kentucky.

The incident had raised fresh questions about the health of the longest-serving party leader in Senate history, who had similarly frozen up a month earlier during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol.

On Wednesday, McConnell was speaking to reporters in Kentucky when he froze for more than 30 seconds. He eventually answered two more questions, but when he did so, his voice was shaky and quiet. Aides said on Wednesday he had been light-headed.

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