Senator Rand Paul has now reportedly disagreed with the conclusion that Mitch McConnell’s freezing problems were simply the result of dehydration, despite the senator’s most recent medical diagnostic.
The Attending Physician of the US Congress, Dr. Brian P. Monahan, issued a medical statement on Tuesday after conducting numerous tests on McConnell and consulting with neurologists.
McConnell neither experienced a stroke nor a seizure during his recent press conferences, according to Monahan, who concluded that there was no evidence that he has Parkinson’s disease.
While Senator Paul, an ophthalmologist who graduated from Duke University School of Medicine, disagreed with the diagnosis of his fellow Kentucky congressman, McConnell, Monahan gave him a clean bill of health.
“I think it’s an inadequate explanation to say this is dehydration. It doesn’t look like dehydration to me. It looks like a focal neurologic event. That doesn’t mean it’s incapacitating, it doesn’t mean he can’t serve, but it means that somebody ought to wake up and say, ‘Wow! This looks like a seizure.’” Paul reportedly said.
A heightened public interest in McConnell’s health has arisen as a result of two instances with reporters in which he unexpectedly lost the ability to talk, requiring the assistance of his staff and colleagues.