The Internet Lights Up McConnell For Wearing A Tan Suit Years After Republicans Screamed Bloody Murder About Obama Wearing One

Hypocrisy runs deep in the Republican Party.

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Remember that time Republicans lost their sh*t because former President Barack Obama wore a tan suit? Well, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wore a tan suit in the Oval Office with Donald Trump and got burned for his hypocrisy.

Back in 2014, Obama wore a tan suit to talk to the press about ISIS being in Syria. But rather than focus on the substance of Obama’s important remarks, Fox News and Republican lawmakers zeroed in on the tan suit and threw a collective hissy fit over it. To this day, it remains one of the most ridiculous “scandals” conservatives have ever drummed up.

After all, even Republican presidents have worn tan suits. And Mitch McConnell wore one in the Oval Office on Monday for everyone to see.

The sight of McConnell wearing a tan suit years after Republicans threw a tantrum over Obama wearing one — even going so far as to call Obama a “wimp” and a “Marxist” for doing so — resulted in quite a backlash on social media.

Of course, Republicans and Fox News are remarkably silent about McConnell’s tan suit. I wonder what the difference between McConnell and Obama is that determines how they react? Surely there’s a white answer.

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