Problems with his health? McConnell says ‘of course not’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there’s nothing the public needs to know about his health after photos taken earlier this week captured what appeared to be bruising on his hands and around his mouth.

The Kentucky Republican, who is up for reelection this year, said “of course not” when asked by reporters Thursday if he has a health issue. In a brief exchange in a Senate hallway, McConnell at first declined to answer when asked about his health by a Politico reporter, joking instead that he was worried about the reporter’s health.

When pressed if there was anything the public should know, McConnell replied, “Of course not.”

Photos taken at a news conference Tuesday showed what appeared to be bandages and large bruises on McConnell’s hands and smaller bruises around his mouth. The photos sparked rampant speculation about his health online,…

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