According to recent statements made by John Fetterman’s Senate campaign, the Pennsylvania Democrat’s rehabilitation from a stroke earlier this year makes it difficult for him to debate Republican nominee Mehmet Oz.
Rebecca Katz, a campaign manager for Fetterman, told The Washington Post, “We are striving to figure out what a fair debate might look like with the lasting consequences of the auditory processing in mind.”
To be crystal clear, the senator’s periodic difficulties with auditory processing do not affect his ability to execute his job. John is fit and able to undertake his part in the project.
Which is an especially surprising revelation coming from Fetterman, who is the frontrunner to replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in the Senate.
Given that Fetterman had to stay off the campaign trail for months after suffering a stroke on May 13, this is especially surprising.
Furthermore, the candidate himself admitted in a June statement that he “nearly died,” despite the fact that his team had previously tried to downplay the seriousness of his health.
Toomey held a press conference with Oz to discuss Fetterman’s condition. Toomey stated, “It’s evident that he’s being dishonest” in regards to Fetterman.
It’s possible that he’s not as healthy as he says he is, or that he’s hiding behind his facade because he doesn’t want to be called out for the radical policies he backs. Either/or doesn’t work.
Republicans Have Said John Fetterman Is Too Ill to Serve.
Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s open Senate seat and lieutenant governor John Fetterman has been actively campaigning again since his stroke in mid-May.
However, Republicans have used his public appearances and his behavior after his stroke to argue that he is not fit to serve in the Senate, an accusation that outside medical experts have dismissed as oversimplified.
Even more direct was the condemnation of former Pennsylvania Republican senator Rick Santorum:
“John Fetterman is totally unqualified for this position. He has retreated to his basement, where he is unable to communicate or think well.”
As he kept silent about debating Oz, who has pushed to share a stage, the attacks on him intensified.
John Fetterman Has Revealed that He Suffered a Stroke Due to A Previously Unknown Heart Issue.
In the years following 2017, Fetterman underwent a well-documented diet and fitness routine that resulted in weight loss. However, he stated that he stopped taking blood thinners as prescribed.
There was no further communication from me because I didn’t bother to follow up. Getting in shape and eating healthier seemed like they would be enough. Of course not,” Fetterman remarked.
He continued, saying that his cardiologist had assured him that he might have avoided a stroke by taking the blood thinners.
According to Chandra’s letter, Fetterman has received compensation, is stable, and the pacemaker is functioning properly.
According to him, Fetterman “should be able to campaign and serve in the U.S. Senate without a problem” provided he adheres to his treatment plan of taking his medicine as prescribed, eating right, and engaging in regular physical activity.
After a period of relaxation, Fetterman said he is “not quite back to 100%” and plans to resume his campaign efforts soon.
“I know it’s annoying, and it’s even more annoying since this is my fault, but please try to bear with me. Fetterman paused and added, “I need some more time.”