McConnell Also Returns to Capitol Hill, After Concussion Sustained In March Fall

FILE - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters following a closed-door policy meeting, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023. McConnell has been released from the hospital after treatment for a concussion and will continue to recover in an inpatient rehabilitation facility. McConnell’s office says his doctors discovered over the weekend that he had also suffered a “minor rib fracture” after he tripped and fell at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Washington last Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
  • The Senate Republican leader fell in March at a fundraiser at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Washington, D.C.
  • The 81-year-old Kentucky lawmaker was hospitalized as a result of the fall, then spent time in a physical therapy rehab facility.
  • “Needless to say, I’m very happy to be back,” he said.
  • McConnell as of Sunday was one of three senators off Capitol Hill for health-related reason: Pennsylvania Democrat Sen. John Fetterman return Monday after a hospital stay for depression, as California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein remains at home trying to get better from the shingles virus.