Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) fractured a shoulder after tripping Sunday morning according to a statement from his Communications Director David Popp.
“This morning, Leader McConnell tripped at home on his outside patio and suffered a fractured shoulder. He has been treated, released, and is working from home in Louisville,” the statement explains.
“This afternoon he contacted Senators Cornyn and Portman to express his deepest sympathies for the people of El Paso and Dayton and discuss the senseless tragedies of this weekend.”
“The Leader will continue to work from home,” the statement notes.
Mitch McConnell fractured his shoulder and is recovering in Louisville after receiving treatment. pic.twitter.com/CpvnAutTfT— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) August 4, 2019
Some Twitter users picked up on the news, writing “thoughts and prayers” in an apparently facetious jab.
Mitch McConnell fell and fractured his shoulder. Thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/NObsq1u4Is— Jarrett Bellini (@JarrettBellini) August 4, 2019
In the wake of the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio the left has been calling for McConnell to convene the Senate in order to pass legislation.
Mitch McConnell should bring the Senate back into session immediately to pass HR 8, the gun safety bill that has already passed the House. That's a first step to addressing our serious gun violence epidemic.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 4, 2019
The House has already passed some of these and will pass more. But that’s not enough. We need the Senate and the White House to Act!— Rep. Andy Levin (@RepAndyLevin) August 4, 2019
Two things you can do:
1. Speak up now. Hello, Moscow Mitch!
2. Get every every every body out to vote 11/3/2020.
It does not have to be this way. The House has passed common sense legislation for universal background checks.— Congressman Chris Pappas (@RepChrisPappas) August 4, 2019
We must demand Mitch McConnell take this up in the Senate now. https://t.co/uxX5rNAAEX
My message at today’s #2019townhall in Beaverton after the latest gun rampages? America is sick of meaningless words — the time is now for meaningful action. If Mitch McConnell calls the Senate in to take up commonsense gun legislation, I’ll be on the 1st plane back from PDX. pic.twitter.com/VlucTW3h7S— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) August 4, 2019
Sen. McConnell should call the Senate back into session now. We should vote on universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons and large magazines, and anti-gun trafficking measures. These three things will help keep our communities safer, and we can’t afford to wait.— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) August 4, 2019