Mitch McConnell Hospitalized After Fall at DC Hotel

The Senate minority leader was reportedly at a private dinner when he tripped and fell.

Mitch McConnell
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was hospitalized Wednesday night after he tripped and fell during a private dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Washington D.C.

The extent or nature of his injuries was not immediately disclosed.

“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 confirmed to NBC News.

In 2019, McConnell suffered a shoulder fracture after he tripped and fell at his home in Kentucky. The GOP leader underwent surgery for the fracture, according to NBC News.

McConnell was first elected to his Senate seat in 1984 and served as the Senate majority leader until early 2021.

PunchBowl News was the first to report the news.

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