Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell hospitalized after fall

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On Thursday, Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Senate Republicans, did not attend the Senate session as he had been hospitalized following a fall at a nearby hotel the previous evening.

Additional information regarding McConnell’s condition or the duration of his absence was not provided by his office, as reported by the Associated Press.

While attending a Senate Leadership Fund dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Washington DC, which was previously known as the Trump International Hotel, Mitch McConnell, the 81-year-old Kentucky senator and the committee’s ally, tripped and was subsequently taken to a hospital for medical attention, according to spokesman Doug Andres.

“We have very limited information,” said Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, as reported by the AP. “I’m sure we’ll get more.”

Thune informed reporters that he had not yet spoken with McConnell. However, he did mention that he was present at the dinner and that McConnell had given his usual speech.

Thune stated that McConnell’s fall had occurred later in the evening. Thune himself had moved on to another reception that was taking place at the hotel, and he did not witness the incident.

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