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Commentary: What is Going on With Mitch McConnell’s Gross Hand?

The GOP has been very reticent to talk about the health of their politicians. Clearly, a bomb was dropped on the party during the Amy Coney-Barrett super spreader event. The party remained cagey during Donald Trump’s bout with COVID and weren’t shy about giving false information.

Via Fredrick Joseph Twitter

There were many people in Trump’s administration who contracted COVID and essentially disappeared. So there have been many more questions than answers here.

And a non-COVID situation arose on Thursday with questions about the health of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Yesterday pictures were taken of the senators severely discolored and bandaged hand.

Not surprisingly, McConnell told reporters that there was nothing wrong with him. Politico’s John Bresnahan asked, “Do you have some kind of health issue? Everyone been’s talking about your hands.”

McConnell coyly replied, “I’ve been worried about your health, Bres. How are you feeling?”

The reporter pressed, “But I’m serious, is there anything going on we should know about?” The Kentucky senator responded, “Of course not.”

This is yet another example of the GOP being deceptive about the health of its members. The party had still refused to answer what was going on when Donald Trump unexpectedly visited Walter Reed hospital in November.

Just this week, Melania Trump didn’t attend a rally because she was still feeling the effects of COVID-19.

The list goes on. Where had William Barr been? Why did Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump disappear for a few weeks? While this questions will not be answered, it is still important that they be asked.



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