McConnell fell on March 8 at a non-public dinner in D.C. and subsequently was hospitalized for a concussion; he additionally suffered a rib fracture. He was once then moved to an inpatient rehab facility a number of days later. Within the intervening time, his situation and go back has been the topic of immense passion within the Senate. In session with McConnell and his team of workers, Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) has been serving to run the Senate GOP throughout McConnnell’s absence.
McConnell’s GOP colleagues, together with Thune, reported this week that they’d spoken to him at the telephone, and McConnell has been texting with them about congressional industry. He’s additionally been preserving tabs on Senate races, texting with Gov. Jim Justice (R-W.Va.) about his conceivable access into the West Virginia Senate race.
“I’m in common contact with my Senate colleagues and my team of workers. I stay up for returning in particular person to the Senate quickly,” McConnell, 81, stated on Saturday.
The Republican leader also fell and fractured his shoulder in 2019.