Republican disappointment longtime Senator Mitch McConnell, unfortunately, fell this week, injuring himself, and suffered a medical setback.
Media reposts show that McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, suffered a concussion after a fall at the former favorite hangout for MAGA in DC and will be hospitalized “for a few days of observation and treatment.”
The Kentucky senator, 81, was at a Wednesday evening dinner after a reception for the Senate Leadership Fund, a campaign committee aligned with him when he tripped and fell. The events were at the now Waldorf Astoria Washington DC, formerly the Trump International Hotel.
Many people consider the Senate Leadership PAC a powerhouse for RINOS who work hard to thwart the people’s agenda, such as McConnell’s sweetheart RINO Thom Tillis, from North Carolina.
According to the 2020 data cited at factcheck.org, the Leadership Pac is an opportunity for rich guys to purchase up elections:
“The Senate Leadership Fund is a Republican super PAC that was established in 2015 by allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The group says its purpose is to “protect and expand the Republican Senate Majority.” Its president and CEO is Steven Law, who served as McConnell’s chief of staff from 1991 to 1997. Law also serves as the president and CEO of American Crossroads, another Republican super PAC. From 1998 to 2000, Law served as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
As a super PAC, the group can accept unlimited contributions, but it must disclose its donors and cannot coordinate with campaign committees or campaigns on its independent expenditures.
According to the Federal Election Commission, the Senate Leadership Fund has raised nearly $167 million in the 2020 election cycle, as of Aug. 31. Through Oct. 16, the fund has spent $165 million on independent expenditures — a term the FEC uses for advertising that “expressly advocates” for the election or defeat of a specific candidate.
The group’s two top donors in 2020 are Las Vegas casino owner Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, who combined have contributed $50 million. Other large donors include Stephen A. Schwarzman, CEO of the investment firm Blackstone, and Timothy Mellon, chairman of transportation company Pan Am Systems. Schwarzman and Mellon each donated $20 million.
The group has spent most of its money in four states where Republican incumbents face tough reelections. As of Oct. 16, it has spent about $110 million to defend seats held by Sens. Thom Tillis in North Carolina ($34 million), David Perdue in Georgia ($32 million), Joni Ernst in Iowa ($23 million) and Steve Daines in Montana ($19 million).”
And in the 2022 election, here is where they spent their money:
The biggest outside spender in the 2022 midterms is the Senate Leadership Fund, the group aligned with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
It has spent $219 million in 8 states, with $110 million going to just 3 races — Georgia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. https://t.co/CwH081GTBn
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) October 24, 2022
Spokesman David Popp said McConnell is being treated for a concussion and “is grateful to the medical professionals for their care and to his colleagues for their warm wishes.” McConnell’s office did not provide additional detail on his condition or how long he may be absent from the Senate, according to Martin Walsh who reported for Conservative Brief.
“He is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days of observation and treatment. The Leader is grateful to the medical professionals for their care and to his colleagues for their warm wishes,” his communications director David Popp said in a statement to Axios.
President Joe Biden tweeted that he wishes McConnell a “speedy recovery.”
South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the No. 2 Republican, told reporters on Thursday that he had not spoken to McConnell. Thune was at the dinner on Wednesday night and said McConnell delivered remarks “as usual” but that he did not see the fall.
“Concussions can be serious injuries and take time for recovery. Many professional sporting associations have focused on the dangers of repetitive head injuries. Even a single incident of concussion can limit a person’s abilities as they recover. In 2019, the GOP leader tripped and fell at his home in Kentucky, suffering a shoulder fracture. At the time, he underwent surgery to repair the fracture in his shoulder. The Senate had just started a summer recess, and he worked from home for some weeks as he recovered,” the Associated Press reported.
🚨 BREAKING: Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell suffered a concussion after a fall at a local hotel and will be hospitalized “for a few days of observation and treatment,”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 9, 2023
“McConnell made headlines recently when he delivered remarks to reporters after former South Carolina governor and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced her bid for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, Walsh reported, adding:
“McConnell, he and other Republican leaders took a lot of heat following a less-than-expected showing during the November midterms. The party barely managed to retake the House and actually lost a seat in the Senate, handing full control to Democrats. After Trump declared his candidacy, McConnell essentially pronounced his political career as being over.”
McConnell a leading member of the administrative state, who has used his position of authority to block most of Trump’s ‘America First Agenda’ to assist the working class, told media before his fall that he believes it’s “highly unlikely” that the 45th president will become the 47th president.
“There is no room in the Republican Party for anti-Semitism or white supremacy. And anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view, in my judgment, are highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States,” McConnell said, the outlet reported.
McConnell’s fall, while unfortunate. is being viewed as really bad karma by many people online who are frustrated with the opposition McConnell has shown and the betrayal of Trump and his agenda for the American people.