McConnell recovering at home after fracturing shoulder

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

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

McConnell contacted Sens. John CornynJohn CornynOn The Money: NY prosecutors subpoena eight years of Trump tax returns | Senators struggle to get spending bills off ground as shutdown looms | Progressive tax-the-rich push gains momentum | Trump faces dwindling leverage with China Senators struggle to get spending bills off ground as shutdown looms The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation MORE (R-Texas) and Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanCost for last three government shutdowns estimated at billion The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation 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.