The voters are once again suffering because of Sen. John Fetterman’s (D-PA) lack of transparency about his health during the November campaign. After winning the election, Fetterman has been hidden or in the hospital for the most part.
And Wednesday night, the PA senator reportedly checked him into a hospital for mental health issues, according to a statement from his office.
The statement indicated that Fetterman made the decision after the attending physician of the United States Congress recommended that he do so.
“Last night, Senator John Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to receive treatment for clinical depression,” his office said. “While John has experienced depression off and on throughout his life, it only became severe in recent weeks.”
The statement also said that Dr. Brian P. Monahan evaluated Sen. Fetterman and recommended inpatient care at Walter Reed.
“After examining John, the doctors at Walter Reed told us that John is getting the care he needs, and will soon be back to himself,” the statement concluded.
Late last week, The New York Times reported that Fetterman was struggling with “serious mental health” issues and often cannot understand the words that others are saying to him. This is all following a stroke that nearly killed him last year.
The report said that the senator’s struggles are much worse when he is under any kind of stress. Fetterman said understanding what people are saying is like “trying to make out the muffled voice of the teacher in the ‘Peanuts’ cartoon, whose words could never be deciphered.”
This has come a week after Fetterman was hospitalized after feeling lightheaded at a Democrat Senate retreat.
The report noted that Fetterman 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.