(RightWing.org) – A controversial new Democrat senator was hospitalized last week after he felt unwell during a meeting. Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) won against TV medic Dr. Mehmet Oz (R) in last year’s midterm election, despite serious concerns about his health. Now those worries will inevitably be back in the news.
FETTERMAN HOSPITALIZED: Senator Getting Checked Out for ‘Feeling Lightheaded’ https://t.co/d98KXSnR3y
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 9, 2023
The race between Fetterman and Oz for Pennsylvania’s vacant Senate seat was one of the most-watched contests of the 2022 midterm elections. Fetterman, a far-left candidate whose previous controversies include being arrested for trespassing and threatening an unarmed black jogger with a shotgun, has been in poor health for years. On May 13 last year, he suffered a serious stroke and was also treated for heart disease. During his election campaign, he tried to avoid debates or public speaking as much as possible, and his one televised debate with Oz left many fearing he’d suffered serious cognitive damage from the stroke; he seemed to struggle to understand what he was being asked, or to give coherent replies.
On February 8, Fetterman was at a Washington, DC, retreat with other Democrat senators when he began to feel lightheaded. He was taken to George Washington Hospital and kept for observation. A statement from his office says he hasn’t suffered another stroke and is in “good spirits.”
NEWS: About an hour ago Sen. Fetterman received the results of his MRI. According to John's doctors at The George Washington University Hospital, the results of the MRI, along with the results of all of the other tests the doctors ran, rule out a new stroke.
— Joe Calvello (@the_vello) February 9, 2023
Even if Fetterman hasn’t had another stroke, though, this latest health problem will reheat the concerns he faced last year over his fitness for office. At the time, his opponent put forward a theory on why Fetterman insisted on running despite his obvious struggle to understand what was happening. According to Oz, the plan was for Fetterman to win the election — then step down for health reasons and be replaced by his ambitious but unpopular wife, Giselle. Was he right? We’ll probably find out soon enough.
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