A top U.S. Senator was just sent to rehab

mitch mcconnell

The stress of Capitol Hill can take a toll on people. It doesn’t always end well.

And now A top U.S. Senator was just sent to rehab.

Many major politicians in Congress have made headlines after being sent to hospital for injuries and mental health.

Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) checked himself into a hospital after claiming he suffered from intense clinical depression.

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who is 89 years old, was recently hospitalized for a shingles diagnosis.

And Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was sent to the hospital after suffering a concussion after a fall at dinner.

Now Americans are getting an update on McConnell’s status.

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will be transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation center after being treated in the hospital for a concussion and rib fracture.

McConnell, 81, was rushed to the hospital last week after slipping at a reception and private dinner held by the Senate Leadership Fund, a Senate campaign organization closely allied with his establishment political viewpoint, at a Washington, DC, hotel.

“Leader McConnell’s concussion recovery is proceeding well and the Leader was discharged from the hospital today,” McConnell’s communications director, David Popp, said in a statement. 

“Over the course of treatment this weekend, the Leader’s medical team discovered that he also suffered a minor rib fracture on Wednesday, for which he is also being treated.”

“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 said.

The Republican Senate minority will suffer as a result of McConnell’s extended absence. Republicans will only have 48 legislators to oppose Democratic initiatives until McConnell returns.

Democrats have a 51-vote majority in the Senate.

As noted earlier, Senators Fetterman and Feinstein have been missing for more than a week but are expected to return soon.

Their medical vacation has provided Senate Republicans with leverage over the Senate’s tiny Democratic majority.

After gaining reelection as Senate Republican leader in January, McConnell became the longest-serving Senate party leader in history, despite the 10 defectors who voted for challenger Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), the first votes ever cast against McConnell.

The nation has faced obstacles during McConnell’s leadership.

The national debt has risen by more than $20 trillion, illegal immigration has continued, real wages for American workers have stagnated, Obamacare was enacted in 2010, big banks were bailed out in 2008, social media companies have silenced individuals without consequence, and Dr. Anthony Fauci remains unaccountable for allegedly lying to Congress twice.

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