(CNN) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell He was hospitalized after collapsing at a hotel in Washington, DC.
“This evening, Chairman McConnell collapsed at a local hotel during a private dinner. He has been hospitalized and is receiving treatment,” a Kentucky Republican Party spokesman said in a statement.
No further details were provided.
The fallout occurred at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Washington, D.C., formerly the Trump International Hotel, according to a source familiar with the matter.
McConnell attended the event for the Senate Leadership Fund, a McConnell-aligned super PAC, another source familiar with the matter said.
The 81-year-old is the Senate’s longest-serving GOP leader, helping the party achieve key Republican priorities, including stocking the Supreme Court with conservative justices, passing Trump-era tax cuts and often overturning Democrats’ legislative agenda.
He was hospitalized this week as Democrats control the chamber by a 51-49 margin and the Senate is narrowly divided.
Democratic sentiments. John Fetterman Pennsylvania and Dianne Feinstein Hospitalized in recent weeks in California, Fetterman is being treated for depression and Feinstein is being treated for shingles.
Feinstein tweeted Tuesday that she was recovering at home.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have publicly congratulated McConnell.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer opened his remarks Thursday by wishing McConnell a “speedy and full recovery” and noted that he called McConnell Thursday morning and spoke briefly with his staff.
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffreys He and his fellow Democrats said they were praying for a “quick, complete and speedy recovery,” a sentiment echoed by Senate Minority Whip John Thune, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate.
The minority leader previously fell at home in Kentucky in 2019. Fractured his shoulder.
This story has been updated with additional information.
CNN’s Manu Raju, Ali Zaslav, Christine Wilson, Nikki Robertson, Jessica Dean and Shawna Mizell contributed to this report.