Is Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman fit to serve?
The New York Times sheds light on the Senator’s challenging introduction to the Senate, filled with unfamiliar duties, from meetings to White House appearances, causing difficulties.
Still in recovery, is the Senator’s ability to serve being put to the test?
Gisele Fetterman also has spoken out against NBC News coverage of her husband, sparking a heated debate over the Senator’s future.
So much is happening here, that we’ll need to break it down.
First, let’s focus on Fetterman’s mental health.
Fetterman’s own Chief of Staff admitted that there was the possibility of permanent brain damage in the senator.
Folks, can you imagine if that was said about President Trump?
The Democrats would try to impeach him just for that!
Yet, they are proud to let Fetterman serve in the senate.
This just proves how power hungry they are.
Back in October, John Fetterman's campaign released a note from a doctor, who donated to his campaign, that granted him a clean bill of health and said that he "can work full duty in public office."
According to the NYT, he is coming to terms with having permanent brain damage. pic.twitter.com/hKw4mDzCTK
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 10, 2023
Fetterman Might Have Permanent Brain Damage, Chief of Staff Admits https://t.co/MknGZRJjYv
— PJ Media (@PJMedia_com) February 10, 2023
The Democrat Party literally gave John Fetterman permanent brain damage just to have a vote in the senate to kill unborn babies.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 10, 2023
Now this isn’t a slam on the guy.
We wish Fetterman well and hope and pray for his health.
But let’s be honest: There are standards to serving in the Senate, and by all available evidence, it appears that Fetterman is not fully there.
According to PJ Media:
On Friday, Sen. John Fetterman’s (D-Pa.) chief of staff stated that campaigning last year may have caused the senator permanent brain damage. While many in conservative media raised concerns about Fetterman’s health and whether he was truly fit to serve in the U.S. Senate, the aide’s admission directly contradicts the note written by Fetterman’s doctor, a Democrat donor, who insisted that Fetterman was fit to serve.
“Overall, Lt. Governor Fetterman is well and shows strong commitment to maintaining good fitness and health practices. He has no work restrictions and can work full duty in public office,” Dr. Clifford Chen wrote last year.
Prior to his hospitalization, Fetterman had been struggling to adjust to his responsibilities on Capitol Hill, reports the New York Times. According to the report, Fetterman is frustrated that he may have “set himself back permanently” by campaigning instead of resting after his stroke last May.
“[Fetterman] has had to come to terms with the fact that he may have set himself back permanently by not taking the recommended amount of rest during the campaign. And he continues to push himself in ways that people close to him worry are detrimental,” the report explained.
“What you’re supposed to do to recover from this is do as little as possible,” Fetterman’s Chief of Staff, Adam Jentleson, told the New York Times. Instead, Fetterman “was forced to do as much as possible — he had to get back to the campaign trail. It’s hard to claw that back.”
But here’s where things get worse.
Fetterman had another medical episode.
He was sent to the hospital.
The doctors DID rule out a second stroke, which is excellent news.
However, the fact that he’s having health issues while serving appears to suggest that Democrats don’t actually care about him. They just want his vote.
The New York Times confirms what we all knew: that you can't run for office having had a terrible stroke without it permanently affecting your health. | @charlescwcooke https://t.co/AdNUiMC3O3
— National Review (@NRO) February 11, 2023
I really do hope John Fetterman recovers, but he should have never been running for Senate after the stroke. Shame on the media.https://t.co/GsYGxBYCTk
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) February 11, 2023
Some of us warned during his campaign that his stroke had left him unable to perform daily duties of a U.S. Senator. Now the New York Times reports that, his current hospitalization aside, he still isn't. https://t.co/KTnjfYJgTL
— Brit Hume (@brithume) February 10, 2023
Fetterman hears voices like the teachers in 'Peanuts' after stroke, struggles to adjust to Senate life: report https://t.co/RknKNI8Vg2 #FoxNews
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) February 11, 2023
Again, we wish him well.
But why isn’t he at home recovering instead of in the Senate?
We likely already know the answer…
The New York Times confirms the health scare:
Senator John Fetterman, the Pennsylvania Democrat who suffered a near-fatal stroke before winning his seat last year, spent a second night in the hospital on Thursday as doctors ruled out another stroke but monitored him for signs of seizure, his spokesman said.
Mr. Fetterman, 53, was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday after feeling lightheaded while attending a Democratic Senate retreat in Washington. After an M.R.I. and other tests, doctors ruled out another stroke, the spokesman said. As of Thursday night, there had also been no signs of seizure.
Mr. Fetterman has experienced auditory processing issues since the life-changing stroke he suffered in May, just days before the Democratic primary. Since then, he has relied on closed captioning to help him communicate. During the midterm election, he briefly pared down his schedule to recover, but continued his campaign in one of the most competitive and closely watched Senate races in the nation.
This all comes down to double standards.
This isn’t fair to Fetterman.
It’s not fair to his constituents.
And it’s not fair to the American people.
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