Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will be sent to an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Here's what we know so far...
McConnell was rushed to the hospital last week after tripping at a reception in Washington, D.C. The Senate minority leader was treated for a concussion and a rib fracture while in the hospital.
The lawmaker's tumble happened at a private dinner hosted by the Senate Leadership Fund, a Senate campaign arm closely aligned with his establishment political position.
"Leader McConnell’s concussion recovery is proceeding well and the Leader was discharged from the hospital today," said David Popp, McConnell’s communications director.
"Over the course of treatment this weekend, the Leader’s medical team discovered that he also suffered a minor rib fracture, for which he is also being treated," Popp added.
"At the advice of his physician, the next step will be a period of physical therapy at an inpatient rehabilitation facility before he returns home," Popp continued.
"McConnell’s continued absence will impact the Republican Senate minority. Until McConnell’s return, Republicans will only have 48 lawmakers to combat Democrat policies," reports Breitbart. "Democrats control the Senate with 51 votes."
"Notably, Sens. John Fetterman (D-PA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have been absent for over a week but will purportedly return soon. Their medical leave has given Senate Republicans leverage over the slim Democrat Senate majority," Breitbart reported.