John Fetterman is struggling to get through his recent campaign events —and the public is taking notice.
During a recently surfaced video, Fetterman can be seen struggling to find the words to properly articulate what he is trying to say. “Send me to Washington, D.C. to take on—to make sure I push back against work to work,” the Keystone candidate says to a crowd where one person cheers.
On Sunday afternoon, the video had more than 18,000 views on YouTube and over 340,000 on Twitter.
Watch the clip above.
From The Washington Post:
Republicans, including Fetterman’s opponent, Mehmet Oz, have made the aftermath of the stroke central to their attacks against him. Some have called attention to his verbal struggles, reliance on closed captioning and summer absence from the trail. The Republican National Committee last week shared a montage of Fetterman’s verbal stumbles with the caption, “Does it sound like Fetterman is fit for office?” Oz has suggested Fetterman has something to hide: “John Fetterman won’t answer questions from voters, he won’t debate more than once, and he won’t be honest about his health.”
Now, in the final weeks of one of the most consequential and competitive Senate races in the country, Fetterman’s health has become a focal point for both campaigns.
The Fetterman campaign has declined repeated requests to interview his doctors or review updated medical information beyond what it has previously released. The last medical information from a doctor made public by the Fetterman campaign came in a letter from his cardiologist on June 3, explaining that surgery conducted 17 days earlier to install a defibrillator was to treat a previously undisclosed diagnosis of cardiomyopathy, and not for atrial fibrillation as the campaign originally claimed.