JUST IN: NBC News Reports Mitch McConnell ‘Face-Planted’ Getting Off Plane 12 Days Ago

July 28, 2023

NBC News sources say Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky took a previously-unreported fall 12 days before the frightening freezing incident that drew media attention Wednesday. I told him I got sandbagged,” McConnell told reporters. Many have speculated the episode is linked to an injury McConnell suffered earlier in the year, in March. McConnell, R-Ky., who was a passenger on the plane, had a “face plant,” someone who was on the plane at the time but did not witness the fall told NBC News. The fall came several months after Leader McConnell suffered a concussion after a fall at a hotel in Washington.