2019-08-04 20:26:06 UTC
By Paul Kane August 4 at 3:58 PM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was briefly hospitalized
after suffering a fractured shoulder from a fall outside his home in
Louisville on Sunday, his office said in a statement.
"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.
McConnell was in touch with Sens. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and Rob Portman
(R-Ohio) on Sunday "to express his deepest sympathies for the people of
El Paso and Dayton and discuss the senseless tragedies of this
weekend," the statement said.
McConnell had returned to Kentucky on Friday for what was planned to be
a more than five-week recess. He spent Saturday in Fancy Farm, a small
town in southwest Kentucky that hosts an annual political rally in
which speakers from both parties address a boisterous crowd.
McConnell, 77, is running for a seventh term in the Senate next year.