Rumors began to swirl this week as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was spotted on Capitol Hill with bandaged, bruised hands and various bruises on his face, prompting questions about his current state of health from several concerned reporters.
Luckily, the 78-year-old Senate Majority Leader responded positively to the rumors, insisting that there are “no concerns” with regard to his health while telling reporters that there’s nothing concerning that the American public should be aware of, according to Just The News.
The Kentucky senator has faced increased scrutiny and pressure from the opposition in recent weeks as the upper chamber moved to push Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court prior to the upcoming presidential election.
Many social media users raised questions about McConnell’s skin condition, especially given that the senator’s hands seemed to be completely covered in bruises.
This is really bizarre. Consensus in the comments is maybe on blood thinners. Is that what it is? https://t.co/aWS9JtWRb0
— Anne Wheaton (@AnneWheaton) October 22, 2020
As Fox News reported, Dr. Doris Day, a Manhattan-based dermatologist, revealed that McConnell’s probable skin condition — known as senile purpura — is common for seniors and is caused by thinning skin, which tends to happen with age.
“Your skin just naturally becomes more fragile as you age,” Day explained. “It’s not a problem if it goes away. If you do bruise and the bruise does not go away, then you need to see a hematologist.”
As expected, due to the number of liberals who loathe McConnell’s politics, there were plenty of nasty conspiracies on social media suggesting that the senator must have been recently hooked to an IV for unknown health problems or is otherwise disease stricken, which they demanded to be made aware of due to McConnell running for a seventh term in the Senate.
Hopefully, McConnell’s skin condition is not a cause for concern and as we all know, the Kentucky senator is as tough as they come. A few bruises isn’t going to stop this guy from continuing the great accomplishments he’s achieved with President Donald Trump, but I’ll say a prayer for him anyway.