McConnell Hospitalized After Fall at Home

  • 2019-08-05
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
McConnell Hospitalized After Fall at Home
By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Mitch McConnell) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was hospitalized on Sunday after a fall at his home. Reports indicate that the GOP Senator was released after being treated for a fractured shoulder.

According to The Daily Caller:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fell outside his home and fractured his shoulder in Louisville, Kentucky, Sunday.

“This morning, Leader McConnell tripped at home on his outside patio and suffered a fractured shoulder. He has been treated, released, and is working from home in Louisville,” McConnell spokesman David Popp said in a statement according to The Washington Post.

McConnell, 77, was briefly hospitalized after the fall. The Republican traveled to Kentucky on Friday to spend the roughly five-week recess in his home state. He was spotted Saturday at the annual Fancy Farm picnic, a political rally that features speakers from both parties, reported WLKY. 

The senator is seeking his seventh term in the Senate and faces a challenge from Democrat Amy McGrath, a former Kentucky congressional candidate and Marine fighter pilot.

McConnell is now having to mend a fractured shoulder as he absorbs attacks from the leftover mass shootings. Critics claim McConnell has done nothing in response to these tragedies.

 Source: TTN

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