Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was hospitalized Wednesday night after falling inside a Washington DC hotel, according to a spokesman.
“Tonight, leader McConnell stumbled into a local hotel during a private dinner,” David Pop, a spokesman for the Republican senator, told NBC News. He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment.
The fall occurred inside the Waldorf Astoria around 9 p.m. Some other details were provided.
Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for the DC Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, said an “adult male” was transported from the posh hotel around 9:17 p.m. it was McConnell, citing privacy concerns.
“The notes did not indicate the condition of the patient,” he told NBC.
McConnell, 81, is currently in the middle of his seventh term in the Senate, where he served as Majority Leader from 2015 until Democrats regained their majority in late 2020.
The Kentucky Republican was first elected in 1984, making him the longest-serving Republican leader in the Senate. He previously suffered a fall in 2019, which also required hospitalization.
McConnell suffered a broken shoulder after tripping at his Kentucky home. He underwent surgery to treat the injury.
Several other politicians have also been hospitalized in recent weeks, including Democratic Senators John Fetterman of Pennsylvania and Dianne Feinstein of California.
Fetterman was seeking treatment for depression at the time, while Feinstein, who is now recovering at home, suffered from shingles.