There’s something very wrong with Mitch McConnell’s health

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When photographs of Mitch McConnell’s dark brown or black hand emerged earlier this week, they were so jarring and bizarre-looking, we were left to wonder if it was just a matter of strange lighting and shadows in the photo. But it turns out McConnell’s hand and wrist really have recently turned black, and it looks like McConnell is trying to cover up something about his health.

It turns out Mitch McConnell’s darkened hand has now shown up in several photographs, and in fact BuzzFeed has caught McConnell trying to keep that hand in his pocket while in public. CNN and Politico tried asking McConnell about his hand, but he refused to give a straight answer.

If this were some easily explainable medical situation, McConnell would have simply explained it, so the story would go away. Instead this suggests that whatever is wrong with McConnell’s health, he thinks that telling the truth would hurt him more than allowing the questions to continue to mount.


We’re not medical professionals, but to our eye, it looks as if perhaps Mitch McConnell has been receiving IV drug treatments, and is suffering from an intravenous infiltration or something similar. It’s plenty common for people to get IV treatments, and sometimes there are complications. The question is why McConnell is refusing to tell us what he’s getting treated for.

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