(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly “doing well” and “eager” to leave the hospital and return to his office so as to continue his work following his recent accident. According to an interview with his longtime political adviser, Josh Holmes told NBC News on Friday, McConnell has been in the hospital for “the last two days.” He added that Senator is currently able to walk around and he has been asking his staff questions.
McConnell, 81, was hospitalized on Wednesday after he tripped during a private dinner at the Walford Astoria in Washington. Following his fall McConnell suffered from a concussion which he is currently being treated for. According to Holmes, McConnel is looking forward to returning to work.
McConnell’s Senate office has not provided an official update on his condition. However, his spokesman David Popp on Thursday revealed that McConnell would be staying in the hospital under observation following the fall. The severity of McConnell’s injury was not disclosed but his stay in the hospital for a few days as part of his treatment and recovery was made clear from his office.
Following the accident, a number of politicians sent their well-wishes to McConnell for a swift recovery. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Thursday also reached out to McConnell and his staff to wish him well. During his later remarks on the Senate floor, he opened his speech by saying that his “thoughts” were with his “good friend, Leader Mitch McConnell, who’s recovering” from his recent accident at the hospital. He then called for the rest of the Senate to join him in sending prayers and well-wishes for a “speedy and full recovery.”
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