Top U.S. Senate Republican Mitch McConnell hospitalized after fall

Posted on AllSides March 9th, 2023
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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, one of the most influential figures in Washington, has been hospitalized after tripping and falling at a hotel in the U.S. capital on Wednesday, his spokesperson said.

McConnell, who is 81 and was first elected to the Senate in 1984, "tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner. He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment," his spokesperson said in a statement early on Thursday, giving no further details.

Representatives for McConnell did not immediately respond to a request for...

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