Democrats are so worried that their favorite Republican “useful idiot” might step down amid several alarming medical episodes that they’re heaping praise on him after excoriating him for years.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has raised scrutiny after freezing midspeech on live TV twice during the past two months.
The mental lapses fueled speculation that the 81-year-old establishment Republican might be suffering from the lingering effects of a concussion or a stroke.
This week, the Capitol’s attending physician, Dr. Brian Monahan, cleared McConnell for work, saying he had not suffered a stroke, seizure or Parkinson’s disease when he inexplicably froze on live TV on July 26 and again on Aug. 30.
When asked about the freakish incidents, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York — who has slammed McConnell for decades — refused to criticize his longtime congressional nemesis.
“I’m very glad to see McConnell back,” he gushed to reporters on Wednesday, according to The New York Times.
There’s no way to adequately describe the bizarre incidents, so judge for yourself:
Democrats who usually blast McConnell have been unexpectedly diplomatic when asked about his recent medical episodes.
Vitriolic liberals are being uncharacteristically restrained toward McConnell because their top agenda items — funding the war in Ukraine, increasing federal spending and shielding President Joe Biden from impeachment — are aligned.
“He can play an important role in his own ranks in helping us come up with a bipartisan solution to our challenges,” Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois told the Times.
Schumer expressed similar sentiments.