‘Sounded like Mitch’: McConnell ‘alive and well,’ ‘eager’ to return, tells senators
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is “alive and well,” telling his colleagues Tuesday by phone that he is “eager” to get back to work after suffering a concussion and breaking a rib in a fall.
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McConnell (R-Ky.), 81, was briefly hospitalized following a March 8 accident at the Waldorf Astoria in Washington, DC, where he tripped and injured himself at a private dinner event.
The GOP leader, who was released from the hospital March 13 and has since received in-patient treatment at a rehabilitation clinic, shared the good news about his recovery with fellow Republican senators.
“He sounded like Mitch,” said Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD), noting the longest-serving Senate leader wanted to hear “about what’s happening on the floor.”
“He’s anxious to get back,” he added.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said McConnell sounded “eager” to return to the upper chamber.
Sen. Mitch McConnell is telling colleagues he is “eager” to return to work.
“He sounded like Mitch,” said Minority Whip John Thune (R-SD). “He’s anxious to get back.”
“He sounded very sharp,” he said. “I think just frustrated, as you might imagine, having to go through all this.”
“I told him not to be in a big hurry, because we’re not doing anything here,” Cornyn also said.
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Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) also said the Republican leader was “alive and well and doing fine.”
“He sounded very sharp,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said of McConnell.
But the Republican lawmakers noted it was unlikely that the minority leader would return before a two-week Easter recess that starts on March 30.
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