You could have seen this coming a mile away.
John Fetterman, 52, and former Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, won the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate just days after suffering a stroke. He will faced Dr. Mehmet Oz, who was given the nod by former President Trump and won. Often on the campaign trail he made President Biden look like a scholar.
The man needed a teleprompter and special equipment to debate Dr. Oz, after ducking him for weeks.
The debate was awful.
Senator Ted Cruz was shocked his staff even let him debate.
“Every person I’ve talked to is flabbergasted that the Fetterman campaign allowed him to debate in such an obvious condition of impairment. I don’t know how anybody objectively could watch that performance and conclude anything other than: This guy can’t possibly do this job,” Cruz said.
Despite Fetterman’s health issues, he handily won the race.
Of course, now he’s in the hospital.
From John Solomon’s Just The News:
Senator John Fetterman (D-Penn.) is hospitalized but in “good spirits,” after he experienced lightheadedness at a Senate retreat, his office said.
He was hospitalized Wednesday evening after he began feeling lightheaded at the end of the Democratic Senate Retreat, according to a statement from his office, Fox News reported.
Fetterman’s hospitalization does not appear to be related to the stroke he suffered last year, his office said.
“He left and called his staff, who picked him up and drove him to The George Washington University Hospital. Initial tests did not show evidence of a new stroke, but doctors are running more tests and John is remaining overnight for observation,” the statement said.
The senator is in “good spirits and talking with his staff and family” and more information will be provided when possible, his office said.
We wish Fetterman a speedy recovery but one must wonder when does Democratic Governor Josh Shapiro designate Fetterman’s wife Gisele (the real Senator) to his seat.