FILE -This June 24, 2014 file photo shows U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., talking to supporters at his runoff election victory party in Jackson, Miss., after winning the GOP nomination for senate. Blacks turned out for Cochran against a tea party favorite, and winning means paying more attention to a constituency that includes thousands of black voters, who across the South are calling for the renewal of the Voting Rights Act. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

The Oddest Wording in That Thad Cochran Statement




Here is the statement from Brad White, the Chief of Staff to Senator Thad Cochran.

“Mrs. Cochran informed me late Saturday night that Senator Cochran has developed another urinary tract infection. After a day of monitoring his condition, and on the advice of his physicians and other health care professionals, Senator Cochran has postponed his return to Washington. He will continue his recuperation at home in Mississippi. The Senator has expressed his intention to return to the Senate when his health permits, and to fulfill his commitment and duties to the people of his state.”

Not to be crass, but why is Mrs. Cochran telling the Senator’s Chief of Staff about this? Has a urinary tract infection render Thad Cochran unable to speak?

I don’t mean to be disrespectful here, but let’s just cut through the B.S. and say after spending all that money and allying with Democrats to keep the seat out of conservative hands, Thad Cochran has serious health issues that his staff and Senate Republicans leaders would prefer we all not know about.

It was September 28, 2017, that a statement in Cochran’s name declared he would return to the Senate on October 16th. As an aside, I find it interesting that the last image of Thad Cochran in the Associated Press’s editorial database is from March 23rd and from Getty, July 28th.

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