Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, was hospitalized on Wednesday evening after he fell at a hotel in Washington D.C. The 81-year-old was dining at the hotel when he tripped, according to his spokesperson.
The representative stated, “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.” However, the spokesperson did not provide any details regarding the extent of his injuries.
Reporters from Punchbowl News claim that McConnell was attending an event at the Waldorf Astoria DC when he fell. At this time, it is unclear how long McConnell will need to remain in the hospital.
This news has sparked concern among many, as McConnell has a history of health issues. In 2003, he suffered from polio and has also undergone triple heart bypass surgery. Despite his health problems, he has been serving as the Senate Minority Leader since January 2021.
McConnell has been an influential figure in the Republican Party for many years. He has served as the Senate Majority Leader, the Senate Minority Leader, and a Senator for Kentucky. He has been a vocal supporter of conservative policies, and his leadership has been instrumental in shaping the direction of the Republican Party.
The news of McConnell’s hospitalization has led to an outpouring of support from both Democrats and Republicans. Many have taken to social media to wish him a speedy recovery, with some offering their thoughts and prayers.