Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell apologized to colleagues today if his voice was unclear, blaming the persistent cold weather.
“Below a certain temperature, retracting my head into my body becomes an involuntary action over which I have no control.”
He explained it was a protective mechanism that can also be triggered if he is startled.
“Don’t worry as it’s all part of my normal physiology.”
McConnell said as soon as he got inside and warmed up, his head should gradually emerge again.
“As anyone familiar with my Senate record knows, I’m a cold-blooded creature, so cold weather presents a particular challenge.”