Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has fractured his shoulder
after falling at his Kentucky home, his spokesperson said in a statement
Sunday. The 77-year-old McConnell has been treated and released from
the hospital and is working from his home in Louisville.
The big picture:áThe
injury comes as a number of Democrats and some Republicans have called
upon McConnell to cancel the Senate's August recess so that lawmakers
can pass gun control legislation in the aftermath of two deadly mass
shootings this weekend. House Speaker Nancy Pelosiádemanded on Sundayáthat
Senate Republicans put an end to to their "outrageous obstruction,"
referencing McConnell's refusal to bring two background check bills
passed in the House this year for a vote on the Senate floor.