Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) became a topic of debate online Wednesday after photographs showed his hands appearing to be bruised and damaged.
The pictures, which have been shared widely across Twitter, show McConnell with bandages on both of his purple-colored hands.
This photo of Mitch McConnell's hands from yesterday pic.twitter.com/9x5x2UhxvJ
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) October 21, 2020
Many Twitter users reacted with shock and horror at the badly-damaged appendages.
“This *is* odd,” @stevesilberman wrote. “What the heck is going on with Mitch McConnell’s hands?”
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) October 21, 2020
— Annie Shields (@anastasiakeeley) October 21, 2020
— Jim Swift (@JimSwiftDC) October 21, 2020
Unsurprisingly, users began making jokes as well about the conservative politician.
“Mitch McConnell’s hands bear an ancient curse,” @uhhthena said.
mitch mcconnell’s hands bear an ancient curse pic.twitter.com/ms0RQTgSvw
— dj death prince of now (@uhhthena) October 21, 2020
Mitch McConnell is really taking the phrase "cold, dead hands" to another level…yikes. 😳 pic.twitter.com/0UeG8WmH3s
— Women SCARE Trump💪🌈🏴☠️ (@Ky_Gill28) October 21, 2020
Mitch McConnell: "They can have another stimulus when they pry it from my cold dead hands!"
Mitch McConnell's hands: pic.twitter.com/cZ0ezvWFyN
— Backdoor Company (@DoorHinge9) October 21, 2020
Multiple users joked that McConnell may have held a “Horcrux,” an object from the Harry Potter series formed by dark magic.
“Mitch McConnell’s hands are trending because Mitch McConnell touched a horcrux,” @Red_eyedjedi said. “You can’t convince me otherwise.”
Mitch McConnell's hands are trending because Mitch McConnell touched a horcrux …
You can't convince me otherwise pic.twitter.com/Dkw0GlcQQf
— Jason E. Dunlap, SFC (Ret.), USIC (@Red_eyedjedi) October 21, 2020
He tried on Tom Riddle’s horcrux ring? pic.twitter.com/rcls00cAfz
— Chana Snyder (@chana_snyder) October 22, 2020
Homie looks like he tried to open a horcrux. https://t.co/8EFtHsV1eq
— Jared_D (@jareddurall) October 22, 2020
So what exactly is going on? Neither McConnell nor any of his representatives have publicly commented on the matter at this time.
People began claiming that the images were proof that McConnell had everything, from the coronavirus to other serious ailments. Numerous people argued that the senator was undoubtedly taking blood thinners.
“Those skin lesions appear to be related to some vascular issue/disease,” @AEscaninha said. “He’s probably on blood thinners. That skin is very common in patients who are on dialysis.”
Those skin lesions appear to be related to some vascular issue/disease. He's probably on blood thinners. That skin is very common in patients who are on dialysis.
— Ana Escaninha (@AEscaninha) October 21, 2020
The 78-year-old’s hands, which could have simply been bruised by an injury as is often the case with the elderly, remain a mystery for now.
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