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Dr. Rashad Richey

National TV Political Analyst, Talk Radio Host, Univ. Prof.

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Sen. McConnell’s poor health is a serious concern

Sep 08, 2023

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has recently experienced several troubling episodes in which he appeared to “freeze” while speaking in public. Additionally, he suffered a bad fall earlier this year, resulting in a concussion diagnosis. These incidents have raised widespread concerns about Sen. McConnell’s health.

Straight Arrow News contributor Rashad Richey sees a major cognitive decline in the senator. He contends that by allowing McConnell to carry on as if nothing is wrong, his staff is effectively engaging in “elder abuse.”

They continue to promote him as if he’s okay. He’s not. He’s not okay. And this is really not about age, okay. This is about cognitive ability.

You clearly see someone who is declining in front of the entire nation. He’s in charge of important stuff. He’s a U.S. senator, not just any U.S. senator, but his signature has more weight than the vast majority of U.S. senators in the United States of America.

Now, I’m not saying laugh, or scoff. Take it seriously.

Mitch McConnell, the U.S. senator, who is now being remembered for his worst, not his best, if that exists. The people who are continuing to allow this without significant intervention, shame on them. Because at this point, McConnell, in my opinion only represents a proxy to power. He’s no longer the power himself. He’s barely himself.

We got to talk about it.

 

Mitch McConnell, Mitch McConnell, who’s the Senate leader of the Republicans in the US Senate.

 

Well, this minority leader, who has been opposite politically of at least my progressive ideology for many years,

 

I still have a level of compassion for the man. Whoever is his handler now or his handlers, they are basically, in my opinion, committing elder abuse.

 

They continue to promote him as if he’s okay.

 

He’s not, he’s not okay. And this is really not about age. Okay. This is about cognitive ability.

 

You clearly see someone who is declining in front of the entire nation.

 

He’s in charge of important stuff.

 

He’s a US senator, not just a US senator. But his signature has more weight than the vast majority of US senators in the United States of America.

 

Now, I’m not saying laugh, or scarf.

 

Take it seriously.

 

Mitch McConnell, the US senator, who is now being remembered, for his worst, not his best, if that exists, the people who are continuing to allow this without significant intervention, shame on them.

 

Because at this point, McConnell, in my opinion only represents a proxy to power. He’s no longer the power himself. He’s barely himself.

 

Also, if you look at the timeline, McConnell, back in March, had a fall. He was out for six weeks because of it.

 

This fall, according to the report, he hit his head, nav you fall and then fall causes you to be out of work for six or seven weeks. That’s more than a fall. That’s something serious. He needed time to recover. And according to members of the Senate, when he came back, he lost a stepper to his speech seems slower. His walk seemed more measured, once again, not about age, cognitive ability. cognitive decline is before us. He’s in charge of important stuff. But is it not ironic that Republicans will wax poetic about Joe Biden being too Oh, hail a lot of Democrats say that to Biden is at Trump is 77. How old is Mitch McConnell? Exactly.

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