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Senator Mitch McConnell fell and was taken to hospital

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been hospitalized after collapsing in a Washington, D.C. hotel, his spokesman said.

“Tonight, Leader McConnell walked into a local hotel during a private dinner,” his spokesman said late Wednesday night.

Punchbowl News, citing an anonymous source, said the 81-year-old senator was attending an event at the Waldorf Astoria DC hotel when he collapsed. There was no immediate word on his condition.

“Sandy and I wish Leader McConnell a speedy recovery and look forward to his return to the Capitol,” Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, said in a statement.

A native of Kentucky, McConnell is one of the most powerful members of Congress in the Republican Party. He first became a U.S. Senator in 1985 and has held many offices. He has been the Senate Minority Leader since his 2021.

McConnell, who survived polio as a child, experienced several health problems over the years. I fell and broke my shoulder. Senator Mitch McConnell fell and was taken to hospital

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