Pennsylvania Democrat Senator John Fetterman is back on Capitol Hill.
The freshman senator has every reason to keep the details of his life quiet after he was hospitalized for weeks thanks to being overtaken by clinical depression.
That condition reportedly stemmed from the realization that his stroke early last year has left him a mere shell of his former self.
News that Fetterman had finally been released from the hospital was followed by a photo of him in his typical shorts and hoodie attire heading to the Senate floor.
This is how Fetterman is dressed while on his way to the Senate floor to cast a vote. An absolute disgrace. pic.twitter.com/KvW1n3SgiD
— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) May 2, 2023
Fetterman’s Everyday Joe costume is part of a political stunt to throw blue collar voters off his path.
In reality, Fetterman is a trust fund baby who attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Fetterman cultivated his working-class image as Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania.
He managed to maintain that facade all the way to his states’ Lieutenant Governor’s office—and ultimately to the US Senate.
The media was happy to ignore the details of Fetterman’s life in their frantic desperation to embrace the Democrat’s homeless-chic vibe.
Ironically, Fetterman mocked Dr. Oz, his Republican opponent in the Senate race for not knowing he owned ten homes.
But it turns out Fetterman “forgot” to list eight properties in his own disclosure paperwork.
The Daily Mail dished out some of the details:
The total value of the properties he left off his disclosure form was $108,800. All eight of the properties were in Braddock, Pa.- Fetterman’s hometown where he served as mayor. His name is listed as owner on all of them on the Allegheny County website. Many of the properties appeared to be empty lots worth between $10,000 and $20,000 that are surrounding Fetterman’s home. One was a building structure worth over $40,000.
Fetterman earned only $150 per year during his tenure as Mayor of Braddock.
However, Fetterman’s affluent parents gave him an allowance of as much as $54,000 a year until the senator was well into his 40s.
His sister also contributed to his net worth handing over a home to him for $1.
The New York Post’s Salena Zito wrote:
Fetterman’s father, Karl, is a successful businessman and founder/owner of Kling Insurance in Pennsylvania. Not only did Fetterman grow up in the wealthy suburb of York, Pa., his parents financially supported him and his family for the entire 13 years he was mayor of Braddock — a part-time job that paid him just $150 a year — until he was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor in 2019 at the age of 49. In 2015 alone, his parents paid him a $54,000 salary.
He lives with his wife, Gisele, and their three children, in a spacious Braddock loft that his sister purchased for $70,000 and then handed over to Fetterman for just $1.
John Fetterman’s is an unbelievably bold sham.
But as the press helped the so-called “man of the people” hide the severity of his stroke last year, they’ve also helped camouflage incredible wealth and privilege they would have spent the past year hammering on if Fetterman had been a Republican.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.