Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is hospitalized after falling at a DC hotel on Wednesday evening.
It is currently unclear what type of injuries McConnell has or how long the hospital stay is expected to last.
“This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner. He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment,” McConnell’s spokesperson Doug Andres told ABC News on Wednesday night.
The incident occurred during a private dinner for the Senate Leadership Fund, a McConnell-aligned super PAC, at the Waldorf Astoria — which used to be Trump Hotel.
According to the ABC News report, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Thursday that he spoke with McConnell’s staff after the incident.
“First, my thoughts this morning are with my good friend, Leader Mitch McConnell, who’s recovering from in the hospital after an accident last night,” Schumer said on the Senate floor.
WATCH🚨: Chuck Schumer wishes his friend and fellow party member Mitch McConnell well after a fall last night. pic.twitter.com/dRC6DEiESD
— Officer Lew (@officer_Lew) March 9, 2023
Schumer continued, “This morning I offer a prayer of strength and healing for the leader and his family. I called the leader this morning and spoke briefly with his staff to extend my prayers and well wishes. My thoughts are also with Leader McConnell’s family and his team. I join every single one of my colleagues in wishing Leader McConnell a speedy and full recovery.”
The 81-year-old politician is the longest-serving party leader in the history of the Senate, having served as the Senate Republican leader since 2007.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.