US chief hospitalized for concussion after falling at dinner occasion

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FILE - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters following a closed-door policy meeting, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2023. A spokesman for McConnell said the senator has been hospitalized after tripping and falling Wednesday, March 8, at a hotel. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell was hospitalized on Wednesday evening after tripping and falling at a dinner occasion (Image: AP)

Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell, the best rating Republican within the US Senate, is being handled for a concussion after falling at a dinner occasion final evening.

McConnell, 81, was talking at a dinner for the Senate Management Fund on the Waldorf Astoria Lodge in Washington DC. He was rushed to George Washington College Hospital after tripping and falling, his employees mentioned.

David Popp, McConnell’s communications director, mentioned the Kentucky senator will keep on the hospital for ‘a few days’ for therapy and commentary.

‘The Leader is grateful to the medical professionals for their care and to his colleagues for their warm wishes,’ Popp mentioned.

‘My thoughts this morning are with my good friend Leader Mitch McConnell,’ mentioned Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer, McConnell’s Democratic counterpart.

That is the second time the Kentucky senator has been injured in a fall throughout his tenure as Republican chief. In 2019, McConnell fractured his shoulder after tripping and falling at his residence in Louisville.

McConnell, who was first elected to the Senate in 1984, not too long ago turned the longest serving chief within the chamber’s historical past. He took over as Republican Minority Chief in 2006.

The common age for a US Senator within the 118th Congress is 65, and there are a number of Senators presently hospitalized.

Senator John Fetterman, the newly-elected Democrat from Pennsylvania, checked himself in for therapy for scientific despair in February. Fetterman additionally spent 9 days within the hospital whereas on the marketing campaign path in 2022 after affected by a stroke.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the 89-year-old Democratic lawmaker from California, was hospitalized final Thursday after contracting the shingles virus.

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