Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly expected to retire after injuring himself last month.
McConnell, who suffered a concussion and possible brain damage after falling last month, spent six days in a hospital recovering before being discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation facility to receive care for a brain injury, Conservative Brief reported.
Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, John Cornyn of Texas and John Thune of South Dakota are reportedly preparing for an anticipated leadership vote, according to the Spectator.
A leadership vote is expected should McConnell announce his retirement from his position and the Senate.
McConnell experienced a "major fall and concussion" at the Senate Leadership Fund on March 8 at the Waldorf Astoria, formerly the Trump Hotel, and has been absent ever since. Mitch McConnell is 81.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 13, 2023
The Senate Minority Leader announced he would return to the Senate on Monday appearing to contradict reports of his retirement.
“We’ve got important business to tackle and big fights to win for Kentuckians and the American people,” wrote McConnell.
I am looking forward to returning to the Senate on Monday. We've got important business to tackle and big fights to win for Kentuckians and the American people.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) April 13, 2023
On Mar. 8, the Senate Minority leader fell at a dinner event for the Senate Leadership Fund at the Waldorf Astoria, formerly a Trump property, in Washington, D.C.
The Senate Minority Leader secured a contentious leadership vote last year with 16 Republican Senators defecting in support of Florida Senator Rick Scott.
McConnell, who originally secured his role as Senate Majority Leader in 2015, assumed the Senate Minority Leadership role following the 2020 general election.
The Kentucky Senator is the longest-serving party leader in the history of the Senate behind late Montana Senator Mike Mansfield.
This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.