Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday he has “completely recovered” following a series of troubling incidents where he froze and was unable to speak in front of reporters this summer.

“I’m fine. I’m completely recovered, and I’m just fine,” McConnell, 81, told CBS “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan. “I’m in good shape, completely recovered, and back on the job.”

The lawmaker sparked serious concerns about this health earlier this year during two separate press conferences in July and August. During the first, McConnell abruptly stopped speaking and was unable to begin again before he was escorted away by aides. A month later, the same thing appeared to happen while he was answering questions about his reelection plans.

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