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Mitch McConnell Responds to Questions About His Discolored & Bandaged Hands

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader who is up for reelection in Kentucky, has been the subject of a lot of headlines after people saw what his hands looked like this week.

While appearing on Capitol Hill this week, McConnell was seen with the skin on his hand looking much darker than the rest of his body and he has a bandage around his thumb.

McConnell‘s reps would not respond to questions about his health, but the senator did answer some questions from reporters on Thursday.

Politico reporter John Bresnahan asked, “Do you have some kind of health issue? Everyone been’s talking about your hands.” McConnell responded, “I’ve been worried about your health, Bres. How are you feeling?”

“But I’m serious, is there anything going on we should know about?” Bresnahan responded. McConnell replied, “Of course not.”

McConnell was also asked by CNN if there are any concerns and he replied, “No concerns.”

Last week, people were disgusted with how McConnell acted when he was being called out for his lack of action on coronavirus.

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Mitch McConnell Laughed While Being Called Out for Lack of Action on Coronavirus in Debate with Amy McGrath

Mitch McConnell is a Republican senator from Kentucky, plus the Senate Majority Leader, and his seat in the senate is currently up for election. He is running against Amy McGrath and she just slammed him during their debate.

McGrath called out McConnell for failing to pass a new coronavirus relief package after the CARES Act was passed in March. The House passed the $3.4 trillion HEROES Act in May, but McConnell still refuses to let the Senate vote on the bill. The citizens of the U.S. could have received much needed relief months ago, but he has been blocking this from happening.

While Amy eviscerated Mitch on his inaction, he was laughing the entire time with a smug smile on his face.

“The House passed a bill in May and the Senate went on vacation. You just don’t do that. You negotiate, senator. It’s a national crisis. You knew that the coronavirus wasn’t going to end at the end of July. We knew this. And here’s the thing, if you want to call yourself a leader, you’ve gotta get things done. Those of us that served in the marines, we don’t just point fingers at the other side, we get the job done,” she said while he laughed. Watch the clip below.

Amy also said during the debate, “Sen. McConnell built a Senate that is so dysfunctional and so partisan that even in the middle of a national crisis he can’t get it done. For that reason alone he should be voted out of office.”

You can read more highlights from this debate on TheHill.com.

Mitch McConnell Says Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Will Get a Vote in the Senate, Despite His Own Precedent

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, says that he will hold a vote on President Trump‘s nominee to fill the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s seat on the Supreme Court.

Back in March 2016, McConnell blocked the senate from holding a vote for Merrick Garland, who was nominated to the supreme court by Obama.

McConnell said back then that a Supreme Court seat should not be filled in an election year, but now he is only saying it shouldn’t be filled during an election year if the presidency and senate are controlled by different parties.

In a statement he released just minutes after Ginsburg‘s death was announced, McConnell said, “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

New York’s democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, who is the Senate Minority Leader, opposes the vote.

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president,” he tweeted.

Ginsburg‘s dying wish was revealed after her death and it involves to vote to replace her.

This is an election year for McConnell as well and in 45 days, he could be voted out of office.

Adam Scott Slams Mitch McConnell for Using His 'Parks & Rec' Character on Twitter

Adam Scott has a bone to pick with Mitch McConnell.

After the 77-year-old Kentucky Senator’s campaign team used a gif of the 46-year-old’s Parks & Recreation character Ben Wyatt on Twitter, Adam clapped back asking the Senator and his team to not use his photo again – unless it’s “in support of anything but your own stunning & humiliating defeat.”

“Dear Mitch McConnell & all those representing him, Please refrain from using my image in support of anything but your own stunning & humiliating defeat. Thanks! Adam,” Adam tweeted.

The interaction began when Mitch‘s team retweeted an article from The Hill reporting President Trump’s recent remarks that he would make a nomination to the Supreme Court ahead of the 2020 presidential election if a vacancy were to open up. They then added the gif of Ben Wyatt smiling and winking.

After Adam‘s tweet, Mitch‘s team hit back with a screenshot of a newspaper article making fun of Adam‘s character bankrupting a town when he was mayor.

Adam then responded back – posting a photo of Mitch smiling in front of a Confederate Flag.

Elizabeth Warren Silenced by Senate for Quoting Coretta Scott King, Celebs React

Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell while trying to voice her opposition to the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general.

The Massachusetts senator was speaking in front of the senate on Tuesday night (February 7) when she decided to read a letter written by Martin Luther King Jr.‘s widow Coretta Scott King, in which she voiced her opposition to Sessions back in 1986.

“I write to express my sincere opposition to the confirmation of Jefferson B. Sessions as a federal district court judge for the Southern District of Alabama,” the letter read. “Anyone who has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts.”

When McConnell objected to Warren‘s speech, he cited the second line as something that was over the line.

“I am surprised that the words of Coretta Scott King are not suitable for debate in the United States Senate,” Warren said.

She later took to Twitter and said, “Tonight on the Senate floor, I tried to speak about why [Sessions] is totally unfit to serve as Attorney General. On the floor, I read a letter that Coretta Scott King wrote in 1986 opposing [Sessions]‘s judicial nomination. I spoke out about [Sessions] – until McConnell decided to silence me. I will not be silent about a nominee for AG who has made derogatory & racist comments that have no place in our justice system. I will not be silent while the Republicans rubber stamp an AG who will never stand up to the @POTUS when he breaks the law. Tonight [McConnell] silenced Mrs King’s voice on the Sen floor – & millions who are afraid & appalled by what’s happening in our country.”


Sen. McConnell Refuses to Let Sen. Warren Speak About Attorney General Nominee Sessions

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