Mitch McConnell trips, breaks shoulder while at home in Kentucky

Mitch McConnell trips, breaks shoulder while at home in Kentucky
Mitch McConnell

[Ed. – Needless to say, Democratic commenters expressed their sadness that McConnell wasn’t killed.]

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is recovering at home in Kentucky after suffering a shoulder fracture in a fall Sunday, a spokesman said.

McConnell tripped on his outdoor patio at his Louisville home Sunday morning, and has been treated and released after getting medical attention, said David Popp, a spokesman for the Kentucky Republican. Popp’s emailed statement said the 77-year-old McConnell is working from home in Louisville and “will continue to work from home” for now.

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The statement said McConnell has expressed his sympathies to the people of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, following the recent mass shootings in those communities and that he had been in touch with two Senate colleagues for those states.

McConnell returned to Kentucky after the Senate began a five-week recess Thursday, hailing the chamber for a hard-won budget deal that staves off a possible government shutdown.

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