WASHINGTON – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was hospitalized on Wednesday after falling at a private dinner in Washington, D.C., according to a spokesperson.
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A spokesperson for McConnell, 81, told CBS News and The Associated Press that the senior senator from Kentucky was at a dinner at a Washington hotel when he tripped and fell.
Update 1:35 p.m. EST, March 9: McConnell’s spokesperson said the senator suffered a concussion and will be hospitalized “for a few days of observation and treatment,” the AP reported.
-Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Original report: “This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner,” McConnell spokesperson David Popp said in a statement. “He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment.”
McConnell (R-Ky.), is serving his seventh term in the Senate. He first took office in 1985 and was the Senate majority leader from 2015 until January 2021, according to NBC News.
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No further details on his condition or the incident were given, according to the news outlet.
The average age of senators this year is 65, according to the AP.
In 2019, McConnell fractured his shoulder when he fell outside his home in Louisville, Kentucky.
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American politician US Senator Mitch McConnell speaks at microphone during a gathering of Republican Party women candidates, Washington DC, June 1992. (Photo by Laura Patterson/CQ Roll Call Collection/PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
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