He even cracked a joke, saying, “The President called to check up on me and I told him I got sandbagged.” He may have been using the definition of the word “sandbagged,” as in hit or stunned, as if with a sandbag, or he may have been referring to a recent incident when President Joe Biden tripped over a sandbag on a stage and fell down during commencement exercises at the U.S. Air Force Academy. McConnell disregarded a reporter’s question about whether he had seen a doctor since the incident, the Washington Post reported. “I’m fine. That’s the important part,” McConnell responded. McConnell, elected in 1984, is the longest-serving Kentucky senator, according to Politico. He is up for re-election in 2026, CNN reported, but he “has repeatedly declined to say if he will run for another term or try to run for GOP leader again in the next Congress, which begins in 2025.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
SENATE MINORITY LEADER MCCONNELL: “The President called to check up on me and I told him I got sandbagged”McConnell doesn’t answer questions about what happened, just says “I’m fine” pic.twitter.com/cm8tvoiLIH — Nathaniel Reed (@ReedReports) July 26, 2023