Report: GOP Senator Thad Cochran’s ‘Frail’ Health in Question

Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) health is reportedly in question as he returned to the Senate this week after an extended absence due to urological issues. Politico described Cochran on Wednesday as “frail” and “disoriented,” reporting that the 79-year-old veteran lawmaker “needed a staffer to remind him where the Senate chamber is located.” But Cochran, the chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, insisted he is not retiring.