Spokesman: Sen. McConnell recovering from fractured shoulder

Spokesman: Sen. McConnell recovering from fractured shoulder

Spokesman: Sen. McConnell recovering from fractured shoulder

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., suffered a fractured shoulder from a fall outside his home in Louisville on Sunday, his office said in a statement.

McConnell tripped on his outdoor patio at his Louisville home Sunday morning, and has been treated and released after getting medical attention, said David Popp, a spokesman for the Kentucky Republican.

Popp added, "The leader will continue to work from home". John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, to "express his deepest sympathies" to the people of El Paso and Dayton following mass shootings in the two cities within 24 hours. Nine others were killed in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, early the next morning.

McConnell's fall comes as his critics point fingers at the powerful politician following two mass shootings in Texas and OH over the weekend.

The statement didn't elaborate on where he received help or what treatment he received or the expected time needed for recovery.

In the wake of the recent mass shootings in Texas and OH the left has been calling for McConnell to convene the Senate in order to pass legislation.

McConnell called the weekend shootings "terrible" on Twitter, but he has not responded to the calls for him to bring the Senate back to Washington from its August recess.

McConnell had been at the annual Fancy Farm political event in Western Kentucky on Saturday.

McConnell, 77, is running for a seventh term in the Senate in next year's election. Their whole agenda would fundamentally change the country with something it's never been'.

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