Turtles that look like Mitch McConnell [SLIDESHOW]

Don’t you hate that awkward moment when you turn on CSPAN-2 and you can’t tell if you’re watching the Senate minority leader or a sea turtle? We know the feeling.

We first noticed the similarities while witnessing Sen. Mitch McConnell stick his neck out in the Senate. We’re just going to be blunt about this: the guy looks like a turtle.

Think we’re going too far? Take a look at these pictures we found.

We rest our case.

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  • These guys are ready to get down to business on the Senate floor or the sea floor.
  • What's the difference between a sea turtle and Mitch McConnell? ... Nothing.
  • The senator hasn't changed much since this portrait taken of him as a young reptile in Kentucky.
  • One of these is a sea turtle, and the other is the senior senator from Kentucky. Can you guess which is which?
  • Is that the handsome profile of a tortoise, or our Senate minority leader?
  • Fun fact: Both sea turtles and Mitch McConnell enjoy sea grasses, algae and small fish.
  • Didn't believe he looked like a turtle? Our mouths are agape too.