This page gives information and updates regarding the current health status of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell is an American politician and leader of Republican Party. Follow this link to view his health updates, and all the details.
Who is Mitch Mcconnell,
American politician and retired attorney Mitch McConnell served as the senior US senator for Kentucky from 1985 to 2015. He is a Republican Party member. He has held various leadership positions including Senate Majority Leader and Senate Minority Lead. McConnell is well known for his conservative views. He played an important role in shaping Republican policies, especially in areas like tax reform and judicial nominating. He is a vocal supporter and opponent of campaign finance reform. McConnell was involved in many high-profile political battles over his career, including the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.
Is Mitch Mcconnell hospitalized?
The Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell, was injured when he fell and tripped at a Washington, D.C. dinner event. He was admitted to the hospital to be treated and monitored. He will probably remain there for a few more days. Many congressional members expressed their support for the 81 year-old senator. The Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC that is aligned to establishment Republicans, hosted the event. Several members were circulating back and forth between Capitol and the event for an evening vote in Senate chamber. McConnell was a polio survivor since childhood. He has also had triple bypass heart surgery and a fall at his house. He was the first senator to be elected in 1984.
Is Mitch Mcconnell still alive?
Mitch McConnell remains alive. He had triple bypass surgery in February 2003 to clear blocked arteries at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda. McConnell is still involved in various activities despite his health issues. McConnell founded the James Madison Center for Free Speech (a legal defense group based in Washington D.C.) in 1997. He was inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution and currently serves on the Board of Selectors of Jefferson Awards of Public Service.
McConnell is also famous for his wealth. OpenSecrets.com listed him as one the richest members of the U.S. Senate in 2018, with a net value of over $25 million. In 2008, McConnell’s father in law, James S. C. Chao gifted him and his wife an inheritance. It was a substantial increase in his personal wealth. The inheritance’s value has been estimated at between $5 and $25 millions.
McConnell was taken to hospital after a fall in March 2023 and was then treated for concussion.
Mitch Mcconnell, what happened?
According to Doug Andres his spokesperson, Mitch McConnell has been admitted to hospital following a trip at a private event at a Washington DC hotel. McConnell, aged 81, was admitted to the hospital for treatment.
McConnell, currently serving his seventh year in the Senate is one of the most influential Republicans. He served as Senate majority leader from 2015-2021, then as Senate minority leader from 2021 to 2015. He is known for his opposition of many President Obama’s initiatives. He frequently used the filibuster in order to block many Obama’s nominees for the judiciary, including Merrick Garland (Supreme Court nominee).
McConnell is also credited as having passed major legislation under Trump’s administration. This includes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017 and Regulatory relief and consumer protected Act of 2018. Additionally, McConnell was responsible for confirming a record number of federal appels court judges during a president’s first two years. McConnell also invoked ‘the nuclear option’ in order to abolish the 60 vote requirement to end filibuster against Supreme Court nominations.
McConnell supported Trump’s domestic, foreign, and international policies. However, McConnell was critical about Trump’s efforts for reversal of the 2020 presidential election. He also voted to acquit Trump at his second impeachment trials. McConnell considered Trump “practically as well morally responsible” in the January 6, 2017 attack on the Capitol.
McConnell is not the only one to have been injured. After he fell at his Kentucky home, McConnell sustained a shoulder injury that required surgery. McConnell was a child polio survivor and is actively involved in the fight to eradicate the disease worldwide.
What is Mitch Mcconnell up to now?
Mitch McConnell was the Minority leader of the United States Senate. In the 2020 United States Senate elections, McConnell was re-elected to a seventh term of his position as senior senator from Kentucky. McConnell, a prominent figure in American politics, has been well-known for his conservative stances on many topics, including national security and fiscal policy.