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Senate Republican Chief Mitch McConnell was discharged from the hospital Monday after 5 days of remark and remedy. He tripped and fell throughout a D.C. dinner occasion final week, leading to a concussion and minor rib fracture.
McConnell’s communication director, David Popp, stated Monday that the 81-year-old Kentucky congressman will full inpatient bodily remedy, on the recommendation of his doctor, earlier than he can return house.
The senator was attending a Senate Management Fund occasion on the Waldorf Astoria last Wednesday when he tripped and fell, touchdown him within the hospital for remark over the weekend. On high of a concussion, docs found over the weekend that the senator additionally suffered a minor rib fracture, Popp stated in a press release.
A supply conversant in McConnell’s state of affairs stated it’s normal for sufferers to wish inpatient bodily remedy to regain power and that the senator might spend at the very least every week recovering.
A handful of Republicans reached out to McConnell, the longest-serving Senate chief in U.S. historical past, to want him a speedy restoration. Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Home Majority Chief Steve Scalise of Louisiana had been among the many nicely wishers, NPR beforehand reported.
Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, provided McConnell and his household a “prayer of power and therapeutic” from the Senate ground final week.
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