Fetterman’s Health Will Handicap Him As A Senator

  • Former Republican Senate aides Wednesday argue that the effects of Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman’s stroke, as visible in a Tuesday debate, would hamper his ability to serve in the Senate properly.
  • Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s Democratic lieutenant governor, needed the assistance of real-time closed captioning to participate in the event with his Republican opponent, Mehmet Oz. Fetterman suffered a stroke earlier this year, and a lingering effect of the stroke is that he struggles to process spoken words.
  • Several times during the debate, Fetterman had trouble communicating his positions on issues from fracking to the Supreme Court.
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