Mitch McConnell is just peachy, thank you, no further comment. After troubling photos of the Senate Majority Leader’s hands looking badly bruised set off speculation online, McConnell “responded” to reporters’ questions on Thursday by dodging them. He said there were “no concerns” about his state and replied “of course not” when asked if he had any issues with his health that the public should know about. McConnell provided no further information, and according to CNN, “His aide also declined to provide details when asked multiple times about the Republican’s health.” How reassuring!
This photo of Mitch McConnell’s hands from yesterday pic.twitter.com/9x5x2UhxvJ
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) October 21, 2020
The AP pictures showed McConnell, 78, with dramatically bruised and band-aid covered hands and a bruise on his face. Armchair and actual doctors online diagnosed a range of medical conditions that could have caused the bruising, from blowing a vein while drawing blood to taking anticoagulants and everything in between. Anticoagulants are certainly a possibility for McConnell, who had triple bypass surgery in 2003. Whatever’s happening with the Kentucky Senator, who’s up for reelection this year, it’s unlikely he’ll disclose that to the public anytime soon.
I zoomed in and lightened the picture a lot. A real lot.
Looks like an IV Prn Adaptor to me.
That’s a Flexible Needless IV Port.
The bruising is extreme, on both hands.
This man has some serious health issue and his Constituents deserve to know.
# Mitch McConnell Hands pic.twitter.com/3SsSQ9dP0R
— Charlene 🌊😷 (@CharlenDoe) October 21, 2020
Indeed, it’s hard to imagine even the most dire prognosis distracting McConnell from his relentless drive to see Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to the Supreme Court just days before the presidential election. It’s also hard to imagine a high-ranking Democratic politician—especially a woman!—appearing in this condition without the media covering it breathlessly and a lot of talking heads talking about it non-stop. Remember when Hillary Clinton had pneumonia on the campaign trail?
Since McConnell’s assured us himself that there’s nothing to be concerned about, here are a few of the more irreverent takes that have been making the rounds this week.
Mitch McConnell’s underling delivering the news about his rotting hands pic.twitter.com/uOKTfyn4mH
— Carey O’Donnell (@ecareyo) October 23, 2020
Mitch McConnell’s hands are trending because Mitch McConnell touched a horcrux …
You can’t convince me otherwise pic.twitter.com/Dkw0GlcQQf
— Jason E. Dunlap, SFC (Ret.), USIC (@Red_eyedjedi) October 21, 2020
Pick your poison pic.twitter.com/9WE6hXUpLE
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) October 21, 2020
If Nancy Pelosi had bruises & open sores on her face & neurotic hands w weeping wounds, the press would be on fire
Speaker Pelosi’s haircut was covered for 2 wks
Mitch McConnell is lying about his health as he holds up the stimulus during a pandemic & goes after our healthcare pic.twitter.com/Fx8a0kI0I9
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) October 23, 2020
Also Mitch McConnell’s hands and face are rotting off his body and Trump Tower Chicago was struck by lightning 3 times last night so if these people think RBG’s spirit is done with them after she sent a plague to this lady’s welcome tea they better think again
— Rachel Shukert (@RachelShukert) October 22, 2020
Just slipped in the parking lot on one of Mitch McConnell’s hands.
— The Blob (1988) Delaney (@robdelaney) October 23, 2020
Would Mitch McConnell ever lie to you or go back on his word? We’re sure everything’s copacetic.
(via CNN, image: Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
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