Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) suffered a concussion after falling at a local hotel in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night. According to his spokesman, David Popp, the 81-year-old senator is expected to remain hospitalized for several days of observation and treatment.
McConnell's fall occurred at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, which was formerly owned by former President Donald Trump. The senator was reportedly treated at the scene before being taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
The news of McConnell's injury has prompted an outpouring of support from both sides of the aisle. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted, "Wishing @LeaderMcConnell a speedy recovery and sending my thoughts to him and his family." House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) also tweeted his well wishes, saying, "Praying for a quick recovery for @LeaderMcConnell."
McConnell has been a prominent figure in American politics for decades. He was first elected to the Senate in 1984 and has since become one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress. As minority leader, he plays a key role in shaping the party's agenda and strategy.