Mitch McConnell fractures shoulder after falling in Ky

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell, the subject of a new song by rocker Ben Folds

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc Connell, the subject of a new song by rocker Ben Folds

A spokesman for Mitch McConnell said the Senate majority leader tripped outside his home in Kentucky early Sunday and suffered a shoulder fracture.

"I am appalled that in this divisive political climate - a climate where gun violence fueled by hate is on the rise - Mitch McConnell is joking about the death of his current and former opponents and a federal judge", Giffords said in a statement. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, to "express his deepest sympathies" to the people of El Paso and Dayton following mass shootings in the two cities within 24 hours.

The statement from McConnell's office did not mention where the lawmaker received help or the expected time needed for recovery.

According to spokesman David Popp, Sen.

On Sunday, a gunman killed nine people and injured 27 in downtown Dayton.

McConnell, who is up for reelection next year and has aligned himself closely with President Donald Trump, has recently been criticized for blocking election security legislation aimed at protecting the nation's political system against foreign attacks.

McGrath responded Monday to the photo, which she called "so troubling" and noted was published online "hours after the El Paso shooting". The top Senate Democrat said his colleagues must "debate and vote" on a universal background check bill that passed the House of Representatives in February.

McConnell was in touch with Sens.

McConnell had returned to Kentucky on Friday for what was planned to be a more than five-week recess.

The photo was taken at the 139th annual Fancy Farm picnic, an event in the Kentucky community on the first Saturday of every August that features political speeches, barbecuing and boasts thousands of attendees.

McConnell has pushed back hard against his critics, likening the attacks to 'modern-day McCarthyism.' He received a long ovation during a Republican breakfast Saturday.