McConnell Shrugs Off Questions About Bruised Hands

The New York Daily News reports:

Mitch McConnell asserted Thursday that he is healthy after speculation swirled over what is wrong with the Senate majority leader’s hands. McConnell showed up to work at the Capitol Thursday with both hands appearing severely discolored in a deep purple, with band-aids covering some of the knuckle areas.

The Kentucky Republican’s lips and the areas surrounding his mouth were also discolored, which some were quick to point out looked like bruising. “But I’m serious, is there anything going on we should know about?” a reporter asked McConnell Thursday regarding his health in an off-camera interaction.

“Of course not,” he said after dodging the same question the first time around. The focus on McConnell’s health also comes as the Senate majority leader plans to hold a floor vote Monday on confirming Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.