Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman got caught trying to hide something once again.
Now the pressure is mounting on Fetterman to come clean.
And John Fetterman got caught in a sick cover-up that should force him to resign.
Fetterman’s office’s practice of cleaning up the Senator’s garbled quotes to make it seem like he speaks properly and is capable of carrying out his duties as Senator blew up as a major scandal.
Washington Post reporter Jeff Stein admitted he posted a quote provided to him by Fetterman’s office from a hearing on the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank without checking to see if it was something Fetterman actually said.
Yesterday I tweeted this quote, provided to me by the Senator’s office, without checking it against the video. That was my fault. Though it captured his meaning, I deleted the tweet since some of the words in the quote were inaccurate pic.twitter.com/jkDYYr2EU2
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) May 17, 2023
In reality, the video showed Fetterman unable to coherently speak as the effects from his near fatal stroke, Fetterman suffered one year ago, appeared to leave him severely impaired.
“The Republicans want to give a work requirement for SNAP,” Fetterman stated. “You know, for a uh, uh, uh, a hungry family has to have these, this kind of penalties, or these some kinds of word — working uh, require — Shouldn’t you have a working requirement, after we sail your bank, billions of your bank? Because you seem we were preoccupied, uh when, then SNAP requirements for works, for hungry people, but not about protecting the tax, the tax papers, you know, that will bail them out of whatever does about a bank to crash it.”
Stein later deleted his tweet and admitted that the quote provided by Fetterman’s office was not an accurate representation of what he said.
One of the real lessons from this was also the fact that left-wing reporters will print anything Democrats hand to them no questions asked.
This was not the first time Fetterman’s office sanitized his words.
Back in April, Fetterman’s team released this quote from Fetterman’s first hearing back in the Senate after receiving treatment for clinical depression, which stemmed from the impairment Fetterman suffered following his stroke:
“I come from a community here, in Braddock, Pennsylvania, where your home can go bad really quickly. And I’m really excited that we can take something like that, which is happening in Pennsylvania, and take it federal.”
That is nowhere near a complete and accurate reporting of Fetterman’s words.
In reality, Fetterman stumbled through a jumbled mess of run-on sentences and misplaced words as the stroke left Fetterman unable to properly translate his thoughts into speech.
“I’m really excited by it, because here in Pennsylvania one of my friends really [inaudible] it, Nikil Saval, he was one of the literally — quite literally — as hard left as a politician I’m aware of — you know — certainly in the Senate,” Fetterman began. “Um, he really helped shepherd that. And he got linked up with the Republicans, and he actually created the first kind of a program like this in the nation, you know. And one of my colleague — Mr. Vance — talked about well if there’s a leak in the ceiling, what if you don’t have the money to fix that? What can happen to that, kinda things?
“I come from a community down in Braddock, Pennsylvania, where there’s a lot of — your home can go bad quickly if you were having those kinds — so I’m a big — you know — I’m incredibly, I think I’m excited that could take from Pennsylvania and go federal,” Fetterman added.
The more apparent it becomes that Fetterman cannot carry out his duties as Senator the more pressure will grow for Fetterman to resign.
Democrats clearly showed in 2022 their main concern was power and not Fetterman’s health.
How much longer can that last?