Mitch McConnell, the minority leader in the senate from Kentucky, fell during dinner on Wednesday and needed to be taken to the hospital right away.
“During a private meal this evening, Leader McConnell fell,” according to a McConnell spokesperson. “He is receiving treatment at the hospital where he has been admitted.”
There was no additional information given. The 81-year-old senator, a polio survivor, has occasionally struggled with his balance and occasionally needs to use rails to help him walk.
In 2019, McConnell fell at his Kentucky home and broke his shoulder as a result.
Senators John Fetterman (D-PA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have both recently been hospitalized, and now McConnell.
Following a diagnosis of shingles, Feinstein was admitted to a hospital in San Francisco last week, according to a statement from her. According to reports, she is presently recuperating at home.
On the evening of February 15, Fetterman admitted himself to a mental health facility on the advice of the attending physician of the US Congress after exhibiting signs of acute depression. According to NBC News, Fetterman was anticipated to spend weeks in the hospital.
After having a stroke last year that almost claimed his life, the New York Times reported in Feb. that Fetterman was dealing with “severe mental health” concerns and frequently had trouble understanding what people were saying to him.
According to the findings, Fetterman’s problems are noticeably worse under any form of stress.
According to the study, Fetterman has admitted that when he’s under pressure, people’s voices sound muffled.
In February, Fetterman was admitted to the hospital out of an abundance of caution after experiencing dizziness at a Democrat Senate retreat.
According to Fetterman’s team, the doctors determined that he had not experienced a second stroke and had also been examined for seizures.
According to the story, he has experienced a “very genuine psychological toll” as a result of his stroke from the previous year and has “had to come to terms with the possibility that he may have permanently put himself back because of not taking the prescribed rest he needed during the campaign.”