John Fetterman, the Democrat candidate for Pennsylvania’s open Senate seat, just battled Dr. Oz, the Trump-backed GOP pick for the same seat, on the debate stage. It didn’t go well for Fetterman.
In fact, it went horribly. Watch a clip of it here to get a grasp of just how badly Fetterman did:
This clip, of Fetterman kicking things off by saying “good night” when he was supposed to give an opening statement, went viral too:
In fact, Fetterman’s performance was so bad that one Democrat lawmaker who backs Fetterman told Axios:
“Why the hell did Fetterman agree to this? This will obviously raise more questions than answers about John’s health.”
Indeed it did raise those questions, with Fetterman’s performance so bad, particularly the bits where he rambled or spoke gibberish, that a number of people on the right questioned whether he could even complete a sentence. Sounds like Joe Biden…
Fetterman’s performance was so obviously bad that he had to speak on the matter and admit that he “missed a few words,” saying, as Axios reports:
Democrat John Fetterman said Wednesday his performance at the Pennsylvania Senate debate the previous night “wasn’t exactly easy,” but he felt he still had the edge over Republican rival Mehmet Oz.
What he’s saying: “I knew it wasn’t going to be easy after having a stroke after five months,” the 53-year-old lieutenant governor said at an event in Pittsburgh. “In fact, I don’t think that’s ever been done before in American political history.”
“I may not get every word the right way. But I will always do the right thing in Washington, D.C,” Fetterman said.
“I have a lot of good days and every now and then I’ll have a bad day, but every day I will fight always just for you.”
Townhall, commenting on Fetterman’s statement, summed up how many who watched Fetterman stumble over his words for the whole debate, looking unable to finish a sentence, much less be a senator, saying:
Let’s not beat around the bush here. The stroke victim cannot diagnose or grade himself over this shambolic debate performance. Fetterman isn’t healthy enough to be a U.S. Senator. He won’t release his health records; given his stroke status, he should. That doctor’s note claiming a good bill of health was neutered when Fetterman said, “Hi, good night, everybody.”
Politico, providing a different perspective on Fetterman’s health condition, said:
Last week, Fetterman released a letter from his primary doctor, Clifford Chen, who said that he “spoke intelligently without cognitive deficits” and that he “has no work restrictions and can work full duty in public office.” Chen said that Fetterman’s speech was “normal” but “he continues to exhibit symptoms of an auditory processing disorder which can come across as hearing difficulty.”
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