WASHINGTON: Top United States Senate Republican Mitch McConnell was hospitalized on Wednesday after he tripped and fell during a private dinner, his spokesperson said.
The 81-year-old from Kentucky has been the Republican Senate leader since 2007, and a major opponent of President Joe Biden on several legislative issues.
“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,” his spokesperson said in a statement sent to media.
No additional information was provided on his condition or the incident.
McConnell is currently the minority leader in the Senate.
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