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Mitch McConnell Update!


On Wednesday, Senator Mitch McConnell was reportedly hospitalized after he fell during a private dinner at a D.C. hotel.

BREAKING: Mitch McConnell Hospitalized

Here's the story from late Wednesday evening:




Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was hospitalized Wednesday night in Washington D.C. after he fell during a private dinner.

Spokesman David Popp told Fox News Digital that McConnell tripped while attending the dinner at a D.C. hotel.

The extent of his injuries remains unclear.

Fox News reported:

The full statement from McConnell’s camp read as follows:

“This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner. He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment.”

The senator suffered a fractured shoulder during a fall in August 2019. Popp at the time said McConnell tripped and fell while he was outside on a patio at his Louisville home.

McConnell, 81, is the longest-serving Senate leader in American history.

CNN added:

His hospitalization this week comes as the Senate is narrowly divided, with Democrats controlling the chamber by a 51-49 margin.

Democratic Sens. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania and Dianne Feinstein of California have also been hospitalized in recent weeks, with Fetterman seeking treatment for depression and Feinstein for shingles.

Feinstein tweeted on Tuesday that she is recovering at home.




McConnell reportedly suffered a concussion from the fall.

He's expected to make a full recovery.

ABC News reported:

There's optimism in the Republican conference about the health of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after lawmakers were briefed on McConnell's condition by his longtime aide and current chief of staff, Sharon Soderstrom, during a closed-door lunch on Thursday.

Sodesterom told the members that her boss is alert, talking and expected to make a full recovery from a fall and concussion he suffered while attending a dinner at a Washington hotel on Wednesday night.

"Wish him well. He's a tough old crow, so my money is on Mitch," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told ABC News Senior Congressional Correspondent Rachel Scott.

Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, the No. 3 Republican in the chamber and a doctor, confirmed that McConnell, who is 81, has been up and speaking.

AP added:

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was being treated Thursday for a concussion and is expected to remain in the hospital for “a few days” after he tripped and fell at a hotel dinner the night before, his spokesman said.

The Kentucky senator, 81, was at a Wednesday evening dinner for the Senate Leadership Fund, a campaign committee aligned with him, when he tripped and fell. The dinner was at the Waldorf Astoria Washington DC, formerly the Trump International Hotel.

Spokesman David Popp said McConnell is being treated for a concussion and “is grateful to the medical professionals for their care and to his colleagues for their warm wishes.” McConnell’s office did not provide additional detail on his condition or how long he may be absent from the Senate.


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