Sen. McConnell cleared to continue work

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s health episodes show “no evidence” of being strokes or seizures, the Capitol physician said in a letter released Tuesday after a medical evaluation and consultation with neurologists. McConnell’s office released the letter from attending physician Brian P. Monahan as the Senate returns from an extended summer break and question mount over the long-serving Republican leader’s health. The 81-year-old froze up last week during a press conference in Kentucky, unable to respond to a question, the second such episode in a month. “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,” Monahan wrote, using the acronym for a transient ischemic attack, a brief stroke.

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