MITCH McConnell sparked health concerns on Thursday after speculation swirled about his bruised and bandaged hands.
The 78-year-old was spotted with severely discolored hands on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.
Mitch McConnell sparked health concerns when he appeared in public with badly discolored hands and lipsCredit: EPA
What happened to Mitch McConnell’s hands?
The Senate Majority Leader faced questions about his health on Thursday after he was seen at the Capitol with deep purple hands.
Covering his discolored hands were several band-aids placed on his knuckles.
McConnell said there were “no concerns” when asked by CNN about his apparent bruises or if he had any other problems.
Bandages covered his deep purple knuckles when he appeared on Capitol HillCredit: EPA
McConnell didn’t respond when questioned on whether he was being treated by a doctorCredit: EPA
He didn’t respond when questioned on whether he was being treated by a doctor.
Social media users compared McConnell‘s limbs to Harry Potter’s Professor Dumbledore, whose hand was blackened by a Horcrux ring in the sixth franchise film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
“Did everyone see Mitch McConnells dumbledore hand?” wrote user Heather Quiznos.
“Mitch’s hand looks like Dumbledore’s after he put on that horcrux ring,” said another user.
“This mf got Dumbledore hand!!” commented a third.
“So was Mitch McConnell
Is Mitch McConnell sick?
When asked if there were any underlying health issues the public should know about, McConnell told reporters: “Of course not.”
Social media users speculated that he contracted Covid-19 after a serious outbreak happened at the White House earlier this month.
When asked if he has any underlying health issues the public should know about, McConnell told reporters: ‘Of course not’Credit: EPA
Social media users speculated that McConnell contracted Covid after a White House outbreak in early OctoberCredit: Getty Images – Getty
How is Mitch McConnell’s health?
Aside from his bruised hands, McConnell has claimed to be in good health and has been conducting business as usual in the Senate.
An aide for the senator declined to give additional info when asked about the majority leader’s health multiple times.
In 2019, McConnell fractured his shoulder after tripping and falling at his Kentucky home.
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