McConnell Anxious For Release From Hospital, Per Aide

CNN reports:

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell is lobbying virtually everyone he sees at the hospital for his release and is acting like his usual self, according to a senior adviser who has spent much of the past two days with him. Josh Holmes, a top McConnell political adviser, told CNN that McConnell has been urging hospital staff to let him go. Doctors are treating him for a concussion. Holmes said McConnell is acting normally and is eager to get out.

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Of note, two years ago McConnell helped force through a Kentucky bill that requires governors to fill US Senate vacancies with a person from the same party as the departing Senator. Governors must now chose from a list of three names provided by the state party and they’d all be Republicans, should it ever be McConnell that departs. Current Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is a Democrat.