Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) is the one who had a stroke during the 2022 midterms but then amazingly went on to win, with voters apparently not caring about the significant problem in having a Senator that could have the brain damage typically associated with a stroke.
Well, despite the attempts of those in the media and his campaign to convince Americans that he was perfectly fine after the stroke, he isn’t. Rather, the senator has described the severe hearing disability resulting from his stroke as causing him to hear, when others speak, the garbled voice of the teacher from the “Peanuts” cartoon. That’s according to a report in The New York Times.
Fox News Digital, reporting on Fetterman’s hearing disability, noted that:
The senator, who is in the hospital after experiencing lightheadedness Wednesday, has also struggled to adjust to life in the Senate, given the challenges of recovering from his stroke and the need for technological tools to help him conduct conversations with staff and colleagues.
Fetterman has to carry around a closed captioning device that types out what is being said to him so that he can have conversations, since he cannot fully understand the spoken word on his own.
Before moving to Washington, D.C., Fetterman’s office was equipped with closed captioning tablets. There are now wired screens in the Senate chamber where closed-captions are typed out for him by professional broadcast captioners.
Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez, discussing the closed captioning system with the New York Times, said “It’s just a slight delay. I didn’t notice he was using it at first. Then I was like, ‘Why are they holding it?’ It took me a minute to figure out what was going on.” So that’s the state of the senator supposedly representing Delaware.
And that’s not the end of Fetterman’s health woes. Senator John Fetterman was hospitalized during the Democratic Party retreat. Apparently, he felt lightheaded and had to go to the hospital because of that lightheadedness.
At the time he was hospitalized, his office gave a brief statement on what happened and what was going on with the senator, saying: “Towards the end of the Senate Democratic retreat today, Senator John Fetterman began feeling lightheaded. 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.”
Despite the Senator’s hospital visit ostensibly being caused by simple lightheadedness, which one would expect to not require a lengthy hospital stay, he has remained hospitalized. His office announced as much in a second statement. In that statement, his communications director, Joe Calvello, said:
“The results of the MRI, along with the results of all of the other tests the doctors ran, rule out a new stroke.”
“He is being monitored with an EEG for signs of seizure – so far there are no signs of seizure, but he is still being monitored.”
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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