McConnell returns home after being treated for a concussion

McConnell fell on March 8 at a private dinner party in DC and was later hospitalized with a concussion; he also suffered a broken rib. He was then transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation center a few days later. In the meantime, his condition and his return have been the subject of immense interest in the Senate. In consultation with McConnell and his team, Senate Minority Whip John Thune (RS.D.) helped lead the Senate GOP during McConnell’s absence.

McConnell’s GOP colleagues, including Thune, reported this week that they spoke to him on the phone, and McConnell texted them about congressional business. He also kept tabs on the Senate races, texting Gov. Jim Justice (RW.Va.) about his possible entry into the West Virginia Senate race.

“I am in frequent contact with my Senate colleagues and my staff. I look forward to coming back to the Senate in person soon,” McConnell, 81, said on Saturday.

The Republican leader also fell and broke his shoulder in 2019.


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