WASHINGTON (TND) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s suspected health scare Wednesday raised questions about how old is too old when it comes to serving in Congress and reignited the debate over term limits.
The 81-year old McConnell, R-Ky, suddenly stopped speaking a few seconds into a news conference at the Capitol and stood silent at the microphone for around 20 seconds before colleagues pulled him aside.
He returned to the podium at the end of the event, telling reporters he felt “fine” and with an aide following up later with media, saying the leader was feeling light headed.
The polio survivor suffered a concussion after falling at a Washington-area hotel and has reportedly suffered numerous others falls this year.
On Thursday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., 90, appeared confused and started to give a speech during a committee vote.
While the president is already limited to two terms, there’s a push in Washington to extend that to members of Congress.
Folks tend to become very insulated from the voters that they’re supposed to represent and really D.C. is an alternate reality,” said Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo. …