The Democrats seem to have a thing for politicians with cognitive issues, going all in on Senate candidate John Fetterman to win a tight race in Pennsylvania and it could back to bite them.
Fetterman, the commonwealth’s lieutenant governor had a stroke back in May and has struggled with cognition since – prompting his hometown newspaper, the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, to endorse his Republican opponent, delivering a shocking blow to Fetterman’s campaign.
The endorsement came after a debate between the two candidates which saw Fetterman put on an embarrassing performance.
The Post-Gazette suggested that by refusing to disclose his medical records Fetterman may be trying to hide something from the people of Pennsylvania.
“His lack of transparency, however, in refusing to release his medical records is troubling. It suggests an impulse to conceal and a mistrust of the people,” the editorial board wrote. “All candidates for a major elected office should release their medical records, as did Mr. Oz. If you want privacy, don’t run for public office.”
The paper also pointed out that despite best efforts to brand himself as a blue-collar American, by wearing “hoodies and shorts,” Fetterman has benefited from having a rather wealthy family and has never had to hold a real job.
Perhaps the only thing Fetterman has been rather open about is his notably pro-criminal stance. The Democrat candidate has repeatedly said he wants to introduce “criminal justice reforms,” otherwise known as reduced penalties for those who commit crimes – including murder.
To see why else the Post-Gazette is so sure that Fetterman is not the right man to represent their state, watch the video here.