On Wednesday, December 2, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took the floor of the Senate to say goodbye to outgoing Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander.
The speech was apparently hard for Kentucky's McConnell to deliver—he stopped multiple times because he was too choked up to continue.
Senate Majority Leader McConnell chokes up while bidding farewell to his friend, retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-T… https://t.co/DOB2mvukXj— The Recount (@The Recount)1606923337.0
Twitter wasn't particularly moved by McConnell's emotion, considering how many Americans have suffered from the pandemic while he's refused to pass any economic relief bills.
This is so cute! Mitch McConnell is on the senate floor not crying for the 270,000 Americans that died, but crying… https://t.co/P0Eg0d8WeD— Kyla In The Burgh 🏳️🌈🏴☠️ (@Kyla In The Burgh 🏳️🌈🏴☠️)1606925730.0
I guess instead of showing him pictures of innocent Americans dying alone in ICUs or sitting for hours in food bank… https://t.co/8KanddjYRH— Kendall Brown (@Kendall Brown)1606923852.0
McConnell choked up about Lamar Alexander retiring, huh? Not about the 270+k dead Americans Not about the shatter… https://t.co/k69OTAG7Cz— The USA Singers (@The USA Singers)1606926328.0
It turns out Mitch McConnell's sense of empathy doesn't go beyond the people he personally knows.
To hell with both Mitch McConnell and Lamar Alexander. No tears or help for 270,000 dead. May they be ingested in t… https://t.co/UeiLunwDmu— Erik Childress (@Erik Childress)1606926598.0
Mitch McConnell literally cries over Lamar Alexander's retirement. Not a single word for the 270,000 American deat… https://t.co/HQLmJt9nQx— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@Hoodlum 🇺🇸)1606926629.0
We haven't been able to say goodbye to friends leaving our workplace or hello to family bc @senatemajldr refused to… https://t.co/ABNzC9a6CQ— JC (@JC)1606928778.0
Some people were actually glad to know that Mitch McConnell was still capable of feeling.
Watch this with no sound and enjoy @senatemajldr's bastard tears, not at the deaths of 277K U.S. citizens who suffe… https://t.co/7ns7xJkOmq— Syd Bishop (@Syd Bishop)1606929028.0
1 death per minute due to #COVID - don't see him choke up then. #croctears https://t.co/4bNVIC3fZj— Prajjwal (@Prajjwal)1606925191.0
At least Lamar Alexander is alive.... Why not choke up over the 271K Americans who aren't?? Fucking #MoscowMitch https://t.co/aX9AvJ08mo— Sandy (@Sandy)1606926880.0
If McConnell was looking for some sympathy, he wasn't going to find any on Twitter.
@therecount @burgessev I know it’s harsh comparison but why not ! https://t.co/CuJgECOzSJ— NRossier (@NRossier)1606930915.0
@therecount @burgessev Mitch, we cannot empathize. Regrettably, Senator Alexander, your service is scarred by your… https://t.co/6TGOYf7KLO— John McInerney (@John McInerney)1606925517.0
@therecount @burgessev Any tears for these people, senator? https://t.co/hPtonHNJ7T— Buzz, the Quin-Gay-Genarian Elder-Queer 🏳️🌈 (@Buzz, the Quin-Gay-Genarian Elder-Queer 🏳️🌈)1606924230.0
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are dead from the pandemic, but his friend retiring is the most emotional McConnell has been in years.
@therecount @burgessev Sad to see the attention McConnell is getting for showing signs of having human emotion. Wha… https://t.co/MeqCHIkHRq— Fuina (@Fuina)1606933394.0
@therecount @burgessev Let's see... He can cry about his friend even though he's still alive but yet no empathy or… https://t.co/BToUTfTjD4— Tracy (@Tracy)1606934721.0
Perhaps, if his constituents are lucky, McConnell may be able to summon up some of this sadness the next time they're in need.