Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made light of the situation on Wednesday evening, humorously admitting he felt “sandbagged” after experiencing an unexpected moment of freezing during his opening remarks at a press conference earlier that day.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell revealed to reporters that President Biden had reached out to check on his well-being following an incident. McConnell humorously mentioned that he felt he had been “sandbagged,” making a playful reference to President Biden’s previous trip and fall over a sandbag at the U.S. Air Force Academy commencement.
When asked about his condition and whether he intended to see a doctor, McConnell reassured everyone multiple times, stating, “I’m fine.” He playfully advised others to “watch those sandbags” while on his way to the Senate floor.
During the press conference, McConnell temporarily stepped aside after members of his leadership team expressed concern for his well-being. However, he later returned to address reporters, emphasizing once again that he was doing well. A spokesperson for McConnell mentioned that he had felt lightheaded.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy confirmed that he had a scheduled meeting with McConnell shortly afterward, and the Kentucky Republican appeared perfectly fine. McCarthy reassured everyone that there were no health concerns during their meeting.