Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was hospitalized Wednesday evening after taking a fall in the new Waldorf Astoria in Washington, D.C., which was once a Trump International Hotel.
Quoting a spokesman from McConnell’s office, Axios broke the news Wednesday night.
“This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner,” spokesman Doug Andres said. “He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment.”
The 81-year-old career politician tripped and fell after a private dinner reception for the Senate Leadership Fund, according to the Associated Press, and this isn’t the first time he has struggled to keep his footing.
In 2019, McConnell tripped and fractured his shoulder in his Kentucky home during a Senate recess.
Not much is known as of now regarding McConnell’s current condition, or his injuries. However, ABC confirmed before noon Thursday that the Senate minority leader was still hospitalized.
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) offered his thoughts and prayers to McConnell during remarks given on the Senate floor Thursday morning.
“First, my thoughts this morning are with my good friend, Leader Mitch McConnell, who’s recovering in the hospital after an accident last night,” Schumer said.
“This morning I offer a prayer of strength and healing for the leader and his family. I called the leader this morning and spoke briefly with his staff to extend my prayers and well wishes. My thoughts are also with Leader McConnell’s family and his team. I join every single one of my colleagues in wishing Leader McConnell a speedy and full recovery.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., offered prayers to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, who was hospitalized after tripping at a local hotel Wednesday.
McConnell’s office has not provided additional details on his condition.https://t.co/Gf9GfSo7V2 pic.twitter.com/pjESuQ5ZuX
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 9, 2023
McConnell drew the ire of many on the right Tuesday when he slammed Tucker Carlson for airing never-before-seen footage from January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol.
“It was a mistake in my view for Fox News to depict this in a way that is completely at variance with what our chief law enforcement official here at Capitol thinks,” McConnell said.
Mitch McConnell reveals true colors after calling for Tucker Carlson to be CENSORED for sharing TRUTH about J6
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 8, 2023