Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell suddenly froze while talking and had to be escorted away from the podium during his press conference on Wednesday.
The 81-year-old sparked concerns as he appeared unable to complete his sentence while surrounded by his colleagues.
🚨BREAKING: Mitch McConnell freezes up at a press conference. Reason unknown.
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It comes months after he was released from hospital after he fell during dinner in Washington D.C.
McConnell was addressing reporters when he abruptly took a long pause. His colleague, Republican Senator John Thune, then helped McConnell steady himself and move him away from the podium.
Thune carried on, before McConnell returned and insisted he was fine to do his job.