Mitch McConnell was hospitalized after collapsing at the hotel


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been hospitalized after collapsing at a hotel in Washington.

“This evening, Leader McConnell slipped and fell during a private party at a local hotel. He has been hospitalized and is receiving treatment,” a Kentucky Republican Party spokesman said in a statement.

No further details were provided.

The fall occurred at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Washington, D.C., a source familiar with the matter said.

The 81-year-old is the Senate’s longest-serving GOP leader, helping the party achieve key Republican priorities, including stocking the Supreme Court with conservative justices, passing Trump-era tax cuts and often overturning Democrats’ legislative agenda.

McConnell broke his shoulder in a fall at his Kentucky home in 2019.

He was hospitalized this week as Democrats control the chamber by a 51-49 margin and the Senate is narrowly divided.

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

Feinstein tweeted Tuesday that she was recovering at home.

This story has been updated with additional information.

See also  MyPillow founder Mike Lindell ordered to pay $5 million in election data dispute: NPR

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *