McConnell Released From Hospital

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On Monday, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) was discharged from the hospital after he tripped and fell during a private dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in downtown Washington. McConnell had been hospitalized following his accident as he had suffered a concussion.

Doctors also found over the weekend that McConnell, 81, had also suffered from “a minor rib fracture,” for which he will require further treatment.

Despite being released from the hospital, the Senator is not expected to return to the Senate within the week. This week, senators will be voting on legislation that would repeal the military authorization issued in 1991 and 2002.

McConnell’s Communications Director David Popp stated that McConnell’s recovery had so far been “proceeding well” and that the senator would continue his recovery by spending some time at an inpatient rehabilitation facility where he will receive physical therapy before returning to his home.

Following his accident, McConnell missed the Biden administration’s call on Sunday to brief senators and House members about the protection of depositors in Silicon Valley Bank.

According to sources, the event during which McConnell fell was a small, private event. Following his fall, he was immediately transported to the hospital in an ambulance as he had hit his head.