Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican minority in the United States Senate, was hospitalized after suffering a fall in a hotel in the city of Washington.
“Tonight, leader McConnell stumbled into a local hotel during a private dinner. He has been admitted to hospital where he is receiving treatment,” a McConnell spokesperson told CNN in a statement.
No additional details were provided.
McConnell, 81, is the longest-serving leader of the Republican Party in the Senate, and is credited for helping the party achieve key Republican priorities, such as filling the Supreme Court with conservative justices, passing tax cuts for Trump and frequently frustrating the legislative agenda of the Democrats.
In 2019, McConnell fell at his Kentucky home and broke his shoulder.
His hospitalization this week comes as the Senate is closely divided, with Democrats controlling the chamber by a 51-49 margin.
Democratic Senators John Fetterman of Pennsylvania and Dianne Feinstein of California have also been hospitalized in recent weeks, with Fetterman seeking treatment for depression and Feinstein for shingles.
Feinstein tweeted Tuesday that she is recovering at home.