Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was hospitalized following an accident in a hotel in Washington, D.C.
According to Fox News, a spokeswoman for the Republican Senate leader stated that McConnell plans to be hospitalized “for a few days.”
David Popp, director of communications for McConnell, disclosed that McConnell had a concussion in the accident.
“Leader McConnell tripped at a dinner event Wednesday evening and has been admitted to the hospital and is being treated for a concussion.”
“He is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days of observation and treatment.”
“The Leader is grateful to the medical professionals for their care and to his colleagues for their warm wishes.”
According to the New York Times, sources familiar with the incident reported McConnell tripping at the Waldorf Astoria hotel at a fundraiser event.
According to the Times, the longstanding Republican leader was taken by ambulance to George Washington University Hospital following the incident.
McConnell became the third senator to be hospitalized this year due to his accident.
Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania was sent to Walter Reed Medical Hospital for melancholy the same month that Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California was hospitalized for shingles.
McConnell has already accounted for his childhood polio, which has caused him difficulty with stairs as an adult.
CNN reports that the senator injured his shoulder in a 2019 accident at his home in Louisville, Kentucky.
In an act of bipartisan generosity, House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries wished McConnell a speedy recovery in a statement following his injuries.
House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries extends “thoughts and prayers and best wishes” to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who was hospitalized after a fall at a Washington, D.C. hotel.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 9, 2023
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer echoed this sentiment.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) begins his budget press conference wishing counterpart Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) a speedy recovery after a fall last night. pic.twitter.com/bpOp47Tx9v
— Chase Williams (@ChaseWilliams_) March 9, 2023
Next year, McConnell will tie the Senate record for longest-serving party leader.