McConnell was in touch with Sens. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on Sunday “to express his deepest sympathies for the people of El Paso and Dayton and discuss the senseless tragedies of this weekend,” the statement said.
McConnell had returned to Kentucky on Friday for what was planned to be a more than five-week recess. He spent Saturday in Fancy Farm, a small town in southwest Kentucky that hosts an annual political rally in which speakers from both parties address a boisterous crowd.
McConnell, 77, is running for a seventh term in the Senate next year.