Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) has been hospitalized after tripping at his hotel in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday evening.
McConnell, 81, was staying at the Waldorf Astoria – formerly the Trump International Hotel – in D.C. when he tripped and, due to his sustained injuries, had to be transported to the hospital at about 9:17 pm, according to Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.
In a statement, McConnell’s spokesman David Popp announced the incident, saying, “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.”
Neither Maggiolo nor Popp has elaborated on McConnell’s condition.
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McConnell, the Senate’s longest-serving GOP leader, fell in 2019 at his home in Kentucky and fractured his shoulder. He is the third U.S. senator to be hospitalized in recent weeks.