McConnell eager to leave hospital after fall -former aide

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is eager to leave a hospital where he has been receiving treatment for a concussion since suffering a fall two days ago, a former aide said on Friday. “Been with him the past two days. Anyone and everyone who steps inside his room wearing a name badge gets asked whether he can leave. Eager to get out is an understatement,” Josh Holmes, McConnell’s former chief of staff, said an email to Reuters. McConnell, who at 81 is one of the most powerful figures in Washington, tripped and fell at a dinner event on Wednesday evening and …

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