Chesnot/Getty Images; Drew Angerer/Getty Images
- Elon Musk called Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell abruptly freezing mid-sentence “insane.”
- The billionaire Twitter boss suggested that there needs to be a constitutional amendment for term limits.
- McConnell suddenly fell silent during a weekly press conference on Wednesday, raising health concerns.
Even Elon Musk — who has aligned himself with Republicans in Congress — thinks Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell abruptly freezing mid-sentence during a weekly Republican leadership press conference was “insane.”
The billionaire Twitter boss suggested in a tweet early Thursday that there needs to be a constitutional amendment to implement term limits for members of the United States Congress.
“We need a constitutional amendment. This is insane,” Musk said in a reply to a tweet of a video showing McConnell suddenly stop speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 27, 2023
At the beginning of Senate Republicans’ weekly press conference on Wednesday, McConnell froze up mid-sentence before being escorted away by other senators and an aide.
The 81-year-old Senate Minority leader from Kentucky later returned to the podium where he took questions from reporters and was forced to address the incident.
“I’m fine,” McConnell replied after being asked whether his freezing up had anything to do with a concussion he had earlier this year after falling.
A McConnell aide said that the GOP senator stepped away because he “felt light-headed,” and insisted that he was “sharp” when he returned to take questions.
In the past, Musk has floated the idea of age limits for political leaders, saying in 2021 that anyone over 70 years old should be barred from holding office.
Musk has also been supportive of Republicans. Insider previously reported that the SpaceX and Twitter owner gave more in political donations to the GOP than to Democrats and earlier this year, Musk hosted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Twitter where he launched his campaign in a glitch-filled Twitter Spaces event.