Sen. Mitch McConnell breaks shoulder in fall at his Kentucky home

August 4, 2019 0 By Archana Chaudhary
Sen. Mitch McConnell breaks shoulder in fall at his Kentucky home

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell tripped and fell Sunday at his Kentucky home and broke his shoulder, issuing a statement announcing he’d be working from home.

“This morning, Leader McConnell tripped at home on his outside patio and suffered a fractured shoulder,” said spokesman David Popp in a statement to NBC News. “He has been treated, released, and is working from home in Louisville.”

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The announcement came as calls rose for Congress to cut short its recess and vote on a bill requiring background checks for firearms purchases.