Mitch McConnell Fractured His Shoulder At Home, Comms Team Announces

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is in his home recovering from a fracture in his shoulder that he suffered on Sunday.

According to the McConnell communications team, the Kentucky lawmaker tripped on his patio at home and was rushed to the hospital. He was subsequently treated and released.

Politico reports he “plans to work from home and has been in touch with GOP Sens. John Cornyn of Texas and Rob Portman of Ohio, whose states were affected by mass shootings this weekend.”

Here’s more from the report:

McConnell “has been treated, released and is working from home in Louisville,” Popp said. “This afternoon he contacted Senators Cornyn and Portman to express his deepest sympathies for the people of El Paso and Dayton and discuss the senseless tragedies of this weekend.”

The first of the two shootings occurred Saturday afternoon when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, killing at least 20 people. Hours later, another gunman killed at least nine people in Dayton.

Cornyn went to El Paso on Sunday and vowed to work with the city’s government. “We stand with all El Pasoans in the face of this senseless violence,” he said.

McConnell also responded to the horrific shooting incidents over social media, tweeting: “The entire nation is horrified by today’s senseless violence in El Paso. Elaine’s and my prayers go out to the victims of this terrible violence, their families and friends, and the brave first responders who charged into harm’s way.”

The Republican leader added, “Sickening to learn this morning of another mass murder in Dayton, Ohio overnight. Two horrifying acts of violence in less than 24 hours. We stand with law enforcement as they continue working to keep Americans safe and bring justice.”

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