Musk Calls for Constitutional Amendment After McConnell Freezes at Press Conference


Elon Musk has said that the fact that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appeared to freeze during a press conference with other Republican Leaders on Wednesday should be enough for a constitutional change.

Musk, the owner of Twitter and several other companies posted a tweet early Thursday morning saying, “We require a constitutional amendment.” “This is crazy.”

This comment was made in response to a user who had posted a video showing McConnell speaking with a group before stopping abruptly, staring blankly at the group, and standing still for a short time. McConnell was escorted away from the podium by a Republican colleague who broke his apparent trance.

Musk’s tweet didn’t provide any specifics about what the possible amendment would be. Many people responded by suggesting that there should be an age limit for Congress members.

The bizarre incident, which was covered by the mainstream media and quickly became a topic of discussion on social media, occurred after the Republican Leaders’ weekly party meeting Wednesday afternoon.

McConnell began his remarks with “Good afternoon to everyone.” We’re on track to finish the NDAA this week. There’s been good cooperation between both parties and a string …”

The Senate Republican Leader then walked away and stood still for almost a minute.

John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) stepped to the podium and asked, “You OK Mitch?”

Is there anything else that you would like to add or should we go back to the office? The Republican continued.

McConnell then left the room, but returned moments later for the rest of his press conference and to take questions from reporters.

McConnell returned to the office and said, “I’m fine.”

In his absence, Republican Whip Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) and others spoke to the media. Thune, 62, is the second-highest-ranking Republican in the chamber.

McConnell’s aide stated that McConnell “felt lightheaded” and took a break for a few moments. He returned to the Q&A, which everyone noted was sharp.

McConnell, who is 81 years old, was concussed earlier this year after he fell at a Washington hotel. In the same incident, he also fractured his rib.

Many people who commented on Musk’s tweet talked about the health and age of politicians and other leaders in the country.

Biden has had similar issues with his speech. He will turn 81 this year. Biden, the oldest president of the United States in history, is running for reelection in 2024. He could therefore break his record.

He has also been criticized for his age and poor health.

Nancy Pelosi, the former House Speaker who turned 83 years old this year, left her leadership position when Republicans took over the House earlier this year.