With a 50/50 split in the Senate, every race this fall is critical.
Now radical leftist John Fetterman’s campaign is on the ropes.
And he’s facing one career-ending ultimatum.
Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman retreated to his basement after suffering from a stroke in May.
It isn’t the first time he had a brush with death.
A few years ago he experienced a heart issue due to “atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm, along with a decreased heart pump.”
When he did make a rare public appearance, it was painfully obvious he is seriously impaired.
As is typical of stroke victims, Fetterman struggles to think clearly and form words.
But he’s still dead set on running for Senate which meant his campaign quickly rejected every offer to debate Republican challenger Dr. Mehmet Oz.
They abhorred the idea that Fetterman’s cognitive limitations would be on full display during a broadcast, not to mention clips being constantly replayed.
But his obvious terror of facing his opponent on stage finally forced the corporate-controlled media to finally address Fetterman’s health issues.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette went as far as running an editorial arguing that if Fetterman refuses to debate Dr. Oz, then he isn’t fit to serve as a United States Senator.
That got the Fetterman campaign’s attention and they quickly reversed their position claiming that Fetterman would debate Dr. Oz once near the end of the campaign.
“We’re absolutely going to debate Dr. Oz, and that was really always our intent to do that,” Fetterman claimed in a Politico article. “It was just, simply, only ever been about addressing some of the lingering issues of the stroke, the auditory processing, and we’re going to be able to work that out.”
Fetterman said the debate would “be sometime in the middle to end of October,” and would be carried on a “major television station.”
But Dr. Oz called him out on that plan noting that early voting starts September 19 in Pennsylvania—and it appears Fetterman is trying to get every vote he can before he exposes himself to possible ridicule.
“The first debate has to be in September so we can allow voters to know who their candidates are right now,” Dr. Oz explained to Axios. “Pick one of the debates in the next two, three weeks. So we can get this ball rolling.”
Dr. Oz says honesty is at stake.
Fetterman’s constant hedging indicates he’s either lying about his health or there’s no way he wants to defend his deplorable record.
“This is not about health,” Dr. Oz explained. “This is about honesty. You’re either healthy, which [Fetterman] says he is pretty much, or you’re not debating because you don’t want to face the rigors of being pushed on your radical positions. Or you’re lying about being healthy.”
Either way, something doesn’t smell right.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.