Did Mitch McConnell Sign Up With a Battle Club?

Did Mitch McConnell Sign Up With a Battle Club?

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What the hell is going on with Senate Bulk Leader Mitch McConnell?

Previously this week, McConnell was photographed in the halls of the Senate with significant bruising and plasters on his hands and discoloration on his face. The images went viral, but no explanation emerged. Talking to reporters in the Capitol on Thursday, the 78- year-old Republican mastermind was normally cagey and incredibly elusive on the concern.

Hands of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are seen as he talks to the media after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on October 2src, 2src2src.

Hands of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are viewed as he speaks to the media after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on October 20,2020
Picture: Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Sipa U.S.A. (AP)

Talking to a group of pool reporters, BuzzFeed reports that McConnell was asked by Politico’s John Bresnahan if he’s experiencing any health problems. The Kentucky senator attempted to joke his escape of the query saying, “I have actually been fretted about your health, Bres. How are you feeling?” Bresnahan pushed on insisting that he’s “major” and asked again, “is there anything going on we should know about?” McConnell brushed it off, just stating, “obviously not.”

Obviously not? Take a look at that photo above. Take a look at this picture, this one, and this one Take a look at the photo listed below. McConnell might not be knocking on death’s door, but whatever’s triggering his hands to appear like that isn’t just a regular thing to decline to discuss.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reaches to get a dropped face mask as he talks to the media after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on October 2src, 2src2src.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reaches to get a dropped face mask as he speaks to the media after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on October 20,2020
Picture: Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Sipa U.S.A. (AP)

G/O Media might get a commission

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Snopesverified the credibility of the pictures but got no additional than anyone else in finding out what’s triggering McConnell to appear like he just got in a fight. The fact-checking outlet composes: “Why McConnell’s hands exhibited purple contusions and bandages– an obvious change from just a week previously, when his hands appeared great– has triggered much speculation, with guesses ranging from claims that the senator has contracted COVID -19to the possibility that he has a vascular disease and/or is undergoing dialysis and is taking blood slimmers.” No agents from McConnell’s office responded to Gizmodo’s ask for comment.

We’ll avoid hypothesizing on the reason for this mystery, but it is confusing that the senator would simply throw fuel on the fire when he’s11 days out from an election with a pretty large lead. If McConnell is simply experiencing a minor medical concern, why not state so? Why treat all of us like we can’t see something’s up with our own two eyes? What sort of psycho would do that? His name is Mitch McConnell and he’s been pulling this sort of shit for35 years.

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