How do you know you live in a gerontocracy? A stumble can debilitate your leaders. Joe Biden would be well out of commission after a bad tumble and Mitch McConnell was just hospitalized after falling down at a dinner in DC. News on that comes from Fox News Digital, which reported that:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is hospitalized in Washington, D.C., after he fell Wednesday night.
McConnell was attending a private dinner at a hotel in the nation’s capital when he tripped, Spokesman David Popp confirmed to Fox News Digital.
The 81-year-old politician was taken to an area hospital to be treated. The extent of his injuries, if any, were not immediately known.
The statement released by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s team says, “This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner. He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment.”
This isn’t the first time that Mitch has been injured by a fall. In 2019 he tripped and fractured his shoulder. He then worked from home while he healed. Politico, reporting on that at the time, said:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fractured his shoulder on Sunday and is recovering at his home in Kentucky, according to his spokesman.
Spokesman David Popp said in a statement the majority leader tripped on his patio at home. He plans to work from home and has been in touch with GOP Sens. John Cornyn of Texas and Rob Portman of Ohio, whose states were affected by mass shootings this weekend.
McConnell “has been treated, released and is working from home in Louisville,” Popp said. “This afternoon he contacted Senators Cornyn and Portman to express his deepest sympathies for the people of El Paso and Dayton and discuss the senseless tragedies of this weekend.”
This recent fall comes at a bad time for McConnell, who has been attacked by both former President Donald Trump and Tucker Carlson for his China connections. Trump, for example, said in a Truth Social post:
Great job Kevin! We must now stop Mitch McConnell and his China flagrant boss, Coco Chow. It’s as though he just doesn’t care anymore, he pushes through anything the Democrats want. The $1.7 TRILLION quickly approved Bill of the week before was HORRIBLE. Zero for USA Border Security. If he waited just ten days, the now “United Republican Congress” could have made it MUCH BETTER, or KILLED IT. Something is wrong with McConnell, and those Republican Senators that Vote with him. PRIMARY THEM ALL!!!
Similarly, Tuck Carlson suggested the New York Times is running cover for establishment politicians like Sen. McConnell, saying “Everybody’s on the same team. I mean, you would think, like, the conventional way to see it is left versus right, Republican versus Democrat. Well, if that’s true, why is the New York Times doing, like, a nine-part series on how Mitch McConnell got so much money from China?”
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