Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman was hospitalized overnight after feeling ‘light-headed’ during a Democratic retreat, but doctors said initial tests did not indicate he had suffered another stroke.
“At the end of today’s Senate Democratic retreat, Senator John Fetterman is starting to feel light-headed,” a statement from his office said. “He left and called his staff, who picked him up and took him to George Washington University Hospital.”
His team is confident that preliminary tests show no connection between this event and the stroke he suffered in May.
“Preliminary tests showed no evidence of a new stroke, but doctors are running more tests and John is staying overnight for observation,” they report.
“He is in good spirits and talking to his staff and family.”
🚨BREAKING: John Fetterman hospitalized “after feeling light-headed” during DC retreat for Senate Democrats and will stay overnight in hospital to check for another stroke. pic.twitter.com/USsFdTwwgH
— Real Mac Report (@RealMacReport) February 9, 2023
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John Fetterman is hospitalized, being evaluated for a possible stroke
The incident comes just a month into his term as a senator and just three months after an election in which critics accused his campaign of trying to mask medical problems to get as many primary votes as possible in Pennsylvania.
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His office statement is also disturbing.
They obviously mentioned the stroke so that would be the first question that came to the reporters mind. However, further testing indicated that they jumped on that denial before entering all the information. Which is somewhat suspicious.
Not to mention, it goes from feeling light-headed — a common ailment for many people to perhaps being tired or dehydrated — to, ‘Well, at least he’s able to talk to his family.’
We wish Mr. Fetterman all the best and pray for a speedy recovery. That said, let’s face it—he’s probably even less medically fit to hold public office than President Biden.
Democrats don’t care about this man’s health. They just want a Senate vote. https://t.co/e7DpXkruuh
— Philadelphia Patriot (@mcgarrityfamily) February 9, 2023
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Not fit for duty
Just a month before the midterm elections, NBC News’ shocking video showed Fetterman needing help understanding questions facing reporters from the transcript program.
Speaking with anchor Lester Holt, reporter Dasha Barnes expressed concern about what she saw.
“Due to his stroke Fetterman’s campaign required closed captioning technology for this interview to read the questions we asked them,” he replied.
“And Lester, in the short discussion without captions before the interview, it wasn’t clear that he understood our conversation.”
Sitting down with Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor and Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman @dashaburns In an exclusive interview using closed captioning.
Fetterman discussed his recovery after suffering a stroke in the primary and his run against Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz. pic.twitter.com/0fee1cKXgY
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) October 11, 2022
Burns, however, was widely criticized by his family and campaign for daring to call out the Pennsylvania Democrat’s inability to understand what was being said.
His concerns came to fruition a few weeks later when Fetterman took part in a debate that was widely considered painful to watch.
Fetterman opened the debate with a comment that will go down in the annals of all-time quotes: “Hi. Good night everyone.”
Fetterman opens the debate:
“Hey. Goodnight everyone.” pic.twitter.com/mg0X3Iwf5D
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 26, 2022
There were several other instances from the debate performance where it was clear that Fetterman did not understand the questions and/or was unable to convey his thoughts in the answers.
John Fetterman can’t talk. It is ineligible. Just look. Answers like this are happening over and over again: pic.twitter.com/vnRQ0GMbtL
— Clay Travis (@claytravis) October 26, 2022
CNN reported at the time that nearly 640,000 pre-election votes had already been cast in Pennsylvania by the time voters had a chance to gauge Fetterman’s fitness to speak.
During President Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, the conversation turned to how families can financially cope with a medical emergency in their family.
C-SPAN’s camera immediately cuts to a shot of Fetterman sitting in the crowd.
CSPAN talks to John Fetterman when Joe Biden starts talking about what you would do if your wife had a serious medical problem. pic.twitter.com/b8qefWHlkh
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 8, 2023
It’s unfortunate that Fetterman has been dragged into a Senate seat that he clearly isn’t healthy enough to hold.
Remember, it was his own wife who demanded “consequences” for Burns for daring to investigate and question medical concerns involving the senator.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 14, 2022
Fetterman’s staff said they would “provide us with more information.”
Hopefully, a full recovery is underway and a clean bill of health should follow. In the meantime, his family and staff should reconsider forcing this man to continue in his role as a senator.
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