Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been released from the hospital after a health scare on Wednesday. McConnell, 81, experienced a “medical episode” during a press conference, and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
McConnell’s office has not released any details about his medical condition, but said that he is “doing well” and will continue to serve as Senate GOP leader.
Some Republicans have expressed concerns about McConnell’s health, given his age and recent health problems. However, McConnell’s allies have said that he is in good health and is not planning to step down from his leadership role.
“He’s doing well,” said Sen. John Cornyn of Texas. “He’s going to be fine.”
McConnell’s health scare comes at a time when the Senate is divided on a number of important issues, including the debt ceiling and the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.
It remains to be seen how McConnell’s health will affect his ability to lead the Senate GOP. However, his allies have said that he is still in control of the party and that he is not planning to step down anytime soon.