Mitch McConnell recovering from surgery
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is recovering from surgery after fracturing his shoulder earlier this month.
David Popp, McConnell’s communications director, said in a statement that the Kentucky Republican had surgery Thursday in Louisville, Ky.
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“The surgery was performed without incident, and the Leader is grateful to the surgical team for their skill,” Popp said.
McConnell fractured his shoulder after tripping on his patio at his home in Louisville. McConnell, 77, is up for reelection in 2020.
Despite the injury, the majority leader has remained active, speaking to President Donald Trump and his fellow senators about possible action to curb gun violence when Congress returns from its August recess.