Number Two Senate Republican Still Has Not Talked Directly To McConnell After Fall
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Mitch McConnell suffered a concussion after tripping at a Washington Hotel last week.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell suffered a concussion after tripping at a Washington hotel on Wednesday and is expected to remain hospitalized for several days, a spokesman for the senator said.
The senator from Kentucky, 81, was attending a private dinner when he tripped. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
“Leader McConnell tripped at a dinner event Wednesday evening and has been admitted to the hospital and is being treated for a concussion. He is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days of observation and treatment,” spokesman David Popp said Thursday. “The Leader is grateful to the medical professionals for their care and to his colleagues for their warm wishes.”
McConnell was released from the hospital on Monday.
The number two Senate Republican is still yet to talk directly to McConnell – they have only talked over text.
The No. 2 Senate Republican has kept in touch by text with GOP Leader Mitch McConnell since a recent fall and concussion but has not yet talked directly to the Kentucky legislator, he told reporters Wednesday.
“I have not spoken with him,” Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., the GOP whip said. “I have communicated with him, but I look forward to making that happen.”
“I would like to add to what Sen. Thune said about all of our thoughts and how much we miss our leader, Sen. McConnell,” Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia, added during Wednesday’s press conference.
His rehab is supposed to last up to two weeks.