(DCWatchdog.com) – HAPPENING NOW: United States Senator Mitch McConnell, a Kentuck Republican and the Senate Minority Leader, has been hospitalized after falling at a downtown Washington, DC hotel last night.
McConnell is the third U.S. Senator to be hospitalized. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) is currently hospitalized due to shingles and Senator John Fetterman (D., Pa.) is hospitalized due to depression.
According to one account from National Review:
“Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), 81, was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night following a fall at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Washington, D.C.
“‘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,’ a spokesperson for the senator noted in a statement released shortly afterward. The representative added that McConnell was attending a private dinner when he tripped.
“Prior to the fall, the Kentucky senator was reportedly busy working at the Capitol into Wednesday evening, passing a disapproval resolution blocking the District of Columbia’s new crime bill.”
There is no report about what injuries the Senator may have sustained or why his fall has required hospitalization.
This is not the first time McConnell has fallen. McConnell fell at his residence in 2019 and fractured a shoulder.
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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is receiving treatment at a local hospital after falling at a hotel Wednesday evening. https://t.co/Jpr6h7TVt3
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