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WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was hospitalized Wednesday after a fall at a hotel, the senator’s spokeswoman said.
McConnell, 81, was attending a private party at a local hotel when he tripped. He was hospitalized for treatment, spokesman Doug Andrus said.
In 2019, the GOP leader, a childhood polio survivor, collapsed at his home in Kentucky after fracturing his shoulder. He then underwent surgery to repair a fractured shoulder. The Senate began a summer recess while he worked from home for a few weeks to recuperate.
The Senate, whose average age is 65, has recently been without several members due to illness.
The office of 90-year-old Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she was hospitalized last week for treatment of shingles.
Sen suffered a stroke during his campaign last year. Rep. John Fetterman, D-Pa., 53, was expected to be out for several weeks as he received care for clinical depression.
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