Mitch McConnell: US Senate Republican leader in hospital after fall

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was hospitalized late Wednesday after a fall, according to a spokesperson for the senator.

David Popp, the Kentucky Republican’s communications director, said in a statement: “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.”

No further detail about his condition was shared. Mr McConnell, 81, is serving a 7th term in the Senate.

Mr McConnell is one of the most senior lawmakers in the Republican Party, now serving as Senate Minority leader.

Mr McConnell previously suffered a fall in early August 2019 where he fractured his shoulder, according to ABC News.

The career politician has been Senate Republican leader since 2007. He has held the Senate seat from Kentucky since 1985.

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