Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was quickly rushed to the hospital Wednesday evening in the wake of a fall happening during dinner.
“This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner,” explained one spokesperson for McConnell. “He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment.”
No additional information has yet been made public. The 81-year-old senator is known to be a survivor of polio and has been known to have a number of issues with his balance at times and subsequently sometimes needs to use rails to help him walk.
back in 2019, McConnell suffered a broken shoulder in the wake of his tripping and falling inside of his own home located in Kentucky.
This hospitalization of McConnel has taken place just after both John Fetterman (D-PA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have ended up in the hospital themselves in the past few weeks.
Feinstein was officially hospitalized last week out in San Francisco after a diagnosis of shingles, she explained in a recent release. She is now reportedly back in her own home and recovering nicely.
On the other hand, Fetterman voluntarily checked himself into a mental health hospital back on the 15th of February upon getting a commendation from the attending physician of the United States Congress due to his experiencing a number of symptoms associated with severe depression. A report from NBC News stated that Fetterman was slated to be in the hospital for a few weeks for treatment.
A New York Times report from February explained that Fetterman was dealing with “serious mental health” issues and that he was often unable to understand the words being said by others to him in the wake of the stroke he suffered late last year which almost cost him his life.
The report claimed that Fetterman’s issues are much worse when he is put under any kind of stress.
It was indicated by Fetterman himself that when he is put under stress, the voices of the people around him become muffled and muddled, indicated one report.
Fetterman was officially hospitalized out of what is being called an abundance of caution back in February in the wake of becoming extremely lightheaded while attending a Democrat Senate retreat.
Fetterman’s staff made the claim that doctors expressed that he did not have another stroke and that they had also run checks to look for signs of seizures.
The final medical report indicated that the stroke he had suffered had taken a “very real psychological toll” on him and that the senator has “had to come to terms with the fact that he may have set himself back permanently by not taking the recommended amount of rest during the campaign.”