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The Cub

Behold, I am coming soon.
My first thoughts were that someone roughed him up.....

The last I read the vote on Amy Barrett is on schedule......


Mitch McConnell, 78, DENIES he has any health problems amid speculation over why his hands are badly bruised and covered in band-aids
  • Mitch McConnell assured all is well after speculation swirled over his health
  • These questions emerged after the Kentucky Republican was shown with severe discoloration and band-aids on his hands and his lips appeared bruised
  • Band-aids covering some of the Senate majority leader's knuckles
  • 'Is there anything going on we should know about?' a reporter asked McConnell
  • 'Of course not,' he said
  • Some claim the 78-year-old senator has contracted COVID-19, while others say he could be on blood thinners
By Katelyn Caralle, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:49 EDT, 22 October 2020 | Updated: 23:30 EDT, 22 October 2020


Mitch McConnell asserted Thursday that he is healthy after speculation swirled over what is wrong with the Senate majority leader's hands.
McConnell showed up to work at the Capitol Thursday with both hands appearing severely discolored in a deep purple, with band-aids covering some of the knuckle areas.
The Kentucky Republican's lips and the areas surrounding his mouth were also discolored, which some were quick to point out looked like bruising.


'But I'm serious, is there anything going on we should know about?' a reporter asked McConnell Thursday regarding his health in an off-camera interaction.

'Of course not,' he said after dodging the same question the first time around.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell assured all is well after speculation swirled over his health regarding discoloration and band-aids on his hands and bruising around his lips


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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell assured all is well after speculation swirled over his health regarding discoloration and band-aids on his hands and bruising around his lips
The Kentucky Republican's hands were severely bruised with band-aids covering some of his knuckles


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The Kentucky Republican's hands were severely bruised with band-aids covering some of his knuckles
'Is there anything going on we should know about?' a reporter asked McConnell regarding his health. 'Of course not,' he said


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'Is there anything going on we should know about?' a reporter asked McConnell regarding his health. 'Of course not,' he said
The 78-year-old senator is facing questions over his health as both presidential candidates also are fielded with health-related queries – especially after President Donald Trump was diagnosed with coronavirus earlier this month.

Trump in 74 and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in 77.

People on social media are theorizing that McConnell has contracted COVID-19 after a serious outbreak at the White House occurred earlier this month. Others claim he is taking blood thinners or has some other health issue.

One physician consulted by DailyMail.com speculated the bruising could be a combination of McConnell taking anticoagulation medication and experiencing 'repetitive trauma'

The 'super spreader' event that caused the outbreak among Trump's inner circle likely happened during the president's large Rose Garden event announcing Barrett as his nominee at the end of September.

The focus on McConnell's health also comes as the Senate majority leader plans to hold a floor vote Monday on confirming Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

In his exchange with the reporter at the Capitol, McConnell mentioned again the timing of the final confirmation vote for Barrett, claiming it would take place 'probably Monday evening, early.'

McConnell will bring the Barrett nomination, which was moved out of the Judiciary Committee earlier Thursday when Chairman Lindsey Graham went forward with the proceedings, to the floor of the Senate on Friday.

Not a single Democrat of the 10 on the panel showed up for the committee vote, instead protesting the confirmation by boycotting and holding a press conference outside the Capitol immediately following the vote.

There is little Democrats can do to stop Barrett's confirmation from making it through the Senate next week, as Republicans could lose one more member and still have Vice President Mike Pence to break the tie.


 

packyderms_wife

Neither here nor there.
Looks like someone relayed a physical message, it was probably Senator Feinstein, after all she roughed up that other female senator during the Kavanaugh hearings.
 

Raggedyman

Res ipsa loquitur
mighty Mitch - upholding the principles of TRUTH, JUSTICE and THE 'MURRKUN WEIGH . . . shouts RM as he runs for cover from the lightening bolts and brimstone
 

mzkitty

I give up.
My father's hands looked like that all the time the last few years of his life. I used to ask him what was wrong and he'd just say he bumped his hand, but he never told me nuffin. He had a doctor but I don't know what meds he was on.

I get small ones sometimes, especially if I bang my hand (and not even hard). I think it was Packy who suggested some good Collagen, and I found some. I've been taking it for over a month now, and only had one little outbreak on my right hand.

Old age sucks. You know that, right?

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Jeff B.

What is left when honor is lost?
He doesn't look good, whatever he is saying. It may be that he's delaying something until he gets ACB seated.

Jeff B.
 

vestige

Has No Life - Lives on TB
He probably got in a fight with a nigra outside his house in Louisville. They have been making it hard to sleep.
 
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mzkitty

I give up.
I'm tellin ya, they just happen. The stress when I moved to FL put humongous bruises like that all over my body. Took a good couple of months for them to go away. Doctor said there's nothing you can do. Mitch is OLD. But not everybody gets them. My mother didn't. I've seen very few people with them out and about.

Mitch is 78:


78 years
February 20, 1942
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steve graham

Veteran Member
I'm on blood thinners meds for afib......I've had bruises and marks from time to time but I've never had anything that looked like this!
 
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