Pennsylvania Democrat Senate candidate John Fetterman is coming under increasing scrutiny about his mental and physical fitness to hold office.
He had a stroke in May and his campaign has been careful about where and when he can speak in public.
It has gotten so serious that even the liberal Washington Post is starting to ask questions.
From Newsweek, via MSN:
WaPo Editorial Board Calls for John Fetterman to Release Medical Records
The Washington Post’s Editorial Board says Senate candidate John Fetterman hasn’t been forthcoming about lingering issues from his stroke and is now calling for the Democrat to release his medical records for independent review.
The paper’s editorial published Monday argued that Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s current lieutenant governor, has left too many question marks regarding his health after he was hospitalized for a stroke. The editorial comes after Republican candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz, a celebrity physician, has hammered Fetterman’s hesitation to agree to an in-person debate in the race that could determine control of the U.S. Senate.
Fetterman revealed on May 15 that he had been hospitalized days earlier for a stroke caused by a blood clot. The front-runner for the open Senate seat, Fetterman’s campaign said he was on his way to a full recovery and his doctors reported he hadn’t suffered any cognitive damage.
The Post editorial said Fetterman’s campaign “squandered credibility by concealing from the public for two days after his stroke that he had been hospitalized” and for waiting weeks to reveal more details about his medical record, including his 2017 cardiomyopathy diagnosis.
Additionally, the Post editorial criticized the Fetterman campaign for answering questions about his health with a doctor’s note from over 14 weeks ago stating “he should be able to campaign and serve in the U.S. Senate without a problem” with proper medication and exercise.
When you hear Fetterman speak, it’s pretty obvious that he has issues.
John Fetterman gave a speech in Montgomery County yesterday.
Here are the highlights. pic.twitter.com/8udMddHAcQ
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 12, 2022
This man is not ok. https://t.co/mBN3WXbnge
— Ori (@MrXphilly) September 12, 2022
John Fetterman spent his 9/11 by making a rare public appearance at an abortion rally.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 12, 2022
The man is obviously not up to the job of senator.