Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the minority leader, was hospitalized on Wednesday after tripping at a hotel in Washington, D.C., his spokesman said.
“This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner,” the spokesman, David Popp, said in a brief statement early Thursday morning. “He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment.”
No details were immediately available about the 81-year-old Republican’s condition.
Mr. McConnell, the former majority leader, is the longest-serving Senate Republican leader in history. Last year, he overwhelmingly won re-election as the party’s Senate leader, holding off Senator Rick Scott of Florida in the first challenge he had faced since assuming the Republican leadership post in 2007.
Luke Broadwater contributed reporting.