Republican leader in the US Senate, Mitch McConnellfrom the hospital and will continue to receive treatment in a Rehabilitation centerHis office reported Monday after one of Washington’s most powerful figures suffered drop last week.
McConnell’s recovery from a concussion He is in good condition, his office said in a statement, adding that he also suffered a minor rib fracture in the fall. His continued treatment means McConnell will not be present when the Senate returns to Washington on Tuesday.
A senior Senate Republican aide has suggested that McConnell be in rehab for up to two weeks.
“The decision (on the time of rehabilitation) will be taken by the leader’s doctors and therapists. It is very common to undergo physiotherapy to regain strength after a stay in the hospital, and this ranges from one to two weeks.” Reuters.
The Republican leader, who is 81 and first elected to represent Kentucky in the Senate in 1984, stumbled at a dinner party Wednesday night and was hospitalized for a brain disorder. A former aide to the leader said Friday that McConnell was impatient for his release.
His hospitalization came as Democratic President Joe Biden and the Republicans, who control the House of Representatives after the midterm elections, are locked in a fight over the state’s debt ceiling. 31.4 trillion dollars.
The lack of progress in the talks has raised fears of a possible stalemate over the summer.
Several fellow Senate Republicans told reporters last week that McConnell will likely be hospitalized for a few days, but added that they are confident he will be back to work when the Senate meets this week.
(With information from Reuters)