McConnell recovering at home after fracturing shoulder

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellErnst endorses bipartisan Grassley-Wyden bill to lower drug prices Senate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony Trump declares war on hardworking Americans with new budget request MORE (R-Ky.) is recovering at home after fracturing his shoulder, his office said Sunday. 

McConnell injured himself after tripping at home on his patio, according to a statement from McConnell spokesman David Popp.


“He has been treated, released, and is working from home in Louisville,” Popp said in the statement.

McConnell contacted Sens. John CornynJohn CornynSenate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony Booker, Cornyn introduce bill to fund school nutrition programs Three Senate primaries to watch on Super Tuesday MORE (R-Texas) and Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanGOP senators offering bill to cement business provision in Trump tax law Mnuchin defends Treasury regulations on GOP tax law Bipartisan lawmakers introduce bill to combat cyberattacks on state and local governments MORE (R-Ohio) to “express his deepest sympathies for the people of El Paso and Dayton and discuss the senseless tragedies of this weekend,” the statement said.

The two shootings in less than 24 hours killed a combined total of at least 29 people and injured dozens more.

Democrats have publicly asked McConnell to call for an immediate special Senate session to vote on a universal background check bill passed by the House in February.

A McConnell spokesperson did not respond to The Hill’s request for comment regarding the calls for a special session.

Updated: 4:13 p.m.