Mitch McConnell Hospitalized After Fall in Hotel 

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)
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was hospitalized after falling at a Washington, DC, hotel, his spokesman announced Wednesday evening. 

“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,” McConnell spokesman David Popp said in a statement. 

Popp provided no other information about McConnell’s condition. 

McConnell, 81, is serving his seventh term in the U.S. Senate after taking office in 1984. 

The former Senate Majority Leader previously tripped at his Kentucky home in 2019, an incident after which he underwent surgery to repair a fractured shoulder. 

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