Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) has had a rough year.
But now he’s giving Democrats a hard time after his return to the Senate.
Because Fetterman put Democrats in full-blown panic mode after stunning everyone with this question.
First-term Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) suffered a stroke last May.
And we now know, he never fully recovered.
Yet Democrats and their corporate-controlled media allies were able to keep Fetterman hidden from the public for most of the campaign.
But then in a disturbing debate in the final weeks of the campaign, a stunned crowd watched as it became evident Fetterman had not recovered from his stroke.
Then, right after being sworn in, Fetterman spent two months in a hospital supposedly receiving treatment for depression he suffered after his stroke.
Now Fetterman is back in the Senate, but Democrats are starting to get concerned about his ability to hold office after he asked one question about bailing out Democrats’ corporate cronies.
This was clear as a bell during a recent Senate Banking Committee hearing.
Gregory Becker, the former CEO of Silicon Valley Bank, testified before the committee after the shocking collapse of his bank.
When it was Fetterman’s turn to question Becker, he instead used his time to go on a rant that left a clearly stunned Becker watching in silence.
“Is it staggering. Isn’t it staggering responsibility, that the head of a bank could literally, could literally crash our economy. It’s astonishing,” Fetterman said. “That’s like if you have, I mean like and they also realize that, that now they have, it’s in, they guaranteed a guaranteed way to be saved by . . . [unintelligible] . . . how?”
Fetterman seemed unable to clearly communicate the question to the Senate witness.
But there’s no doubt his rambling cast a critical eye on Democrat coziness with Silicon Valley Bank.
That’s probably why many Democrats are really starting to wonder if his time in the Senate should be cut short.
The Pennsylvania Democrat, a devotee of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his socialist agenda, then attempted to make a push for more federal regulations on banks.
“Isn’t it appropriate that the, those kinds of, this kind of control should be stricter . . . to prevent this kind of thing from going?” Fetterman rambled. “Or should we go on and just keep bailing and sailing whoever banks regardless of how . . . their . . . their conduct is?”
Fetterman paused, waiting for someone to respond to his comments.
But then, before the stunned witness could comprehend that Fetterman had even asked a question, Fetterman launched into a totally unrelated attack on Republicans.
He told the former Silicon Valley Bank CEO he would give him an “example” and then proceeded to slam Republicans for trying to attach work requirements to food stamps.
It seems clear Fetterman believes the idea anyone would have to work to get food stamps is wrong.
But many wouldn’t argue that he has a point where any form of welfare applies.
“Shouldn’t you have a working requirement after we sail your bank billions of your bank?” Fetterman incoherently inquired.
Fetterman’s performance spooked some leftists enough that they immediately began trying to do damage control.
Washington Post reporter Jeff Stein went so far as to alter quotes from Fetterman to make it seem if everything was okay with the Senator.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Senator scolded Republicans for attacking a stroke victim, even as Fetterman’s Chief of Staff praised his boss’ performance.
Regardless of what actually infuriated Democrats, the question remains open as to whether Fetterman is capable of representing the citizens of Pennsylvania in the Senate.
And with his shocking performance in the hearing, it is more apparent than ever.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.