Fetterman Finally Finds A Doctor To Say He’s Healthy

  • Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman’s campaign released a letter on Wednesday from his doctor stating he is in good health, following pressure from his opponent and the media for an update on the effects of his May stroke.
  • The Democratic lieutenant governor’s campaign released the letter from Dr. Clifford Chen, who practices at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
  • Chen wrote Fetterman “is well and shows strong commitment to maintaining good fitness and health practices. He has no work restrictions and can work full duty in public office.”
  • Fetterman spent much of the summer off the campaign trail after suffering a stroke days before the primary in the race to fill retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey’s seat.
  • Chen noted that Fetterman’s lungs, heart and strength were normal and that he “spoke intelligently without cognitive defects.” Fetterman has been conducting interviews with closed captioning because of hearing issues during his recovery, as Chen noted.
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