CNN Doctor Slams John Fetterman for Not Revealing Info About Health
(ConservativeSense.com) – Not long after Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) announced his intention not to seek another term, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman (D) threw his hat in the ring in February 2021. Just ahead of the Democratic primary in May, the hopeful suffered a debilitating stroke but won his party’s nod to run for the Senate despite facing significant medical challenges. Now, CNN’s medical analyst, Dr. Jonathon Reiner, is knocking Fetterman and his campaign team for a lack of transparency regarding medical issues.
Fetterman engaged Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican candidate for the Senate seat, in a televised debate on Tuesday, October 25. Viewers on both sides of the aisle found the event tough to sit through as the Democrat struggled with the format and obvious deficits, using a closed-caption assistance device to help him with diagnosed auditory processing issues resulting from the stroke.
Wow. Cardiologist/medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner:
“Fetterman’s residual neurological injury is substantial. Much greater than his campaign has led the public to believe. It’s more than just processing hearing. It’s incredibly sad to watch.” https://t.co/lQt8Cm5eYQ #pasen
— Jack Pandol (@jackpandol) October 26, 2022
Speaking with host Jake Tapper on “CNN Tonight,” Reiner agreed with others that the debate was “difficult to watch.” Additionally, he noted the campaign wasn’t forthcoming about Fetterman’s condition since the stroke and had never provided public access to his healthcare team. Reiner pointed out that no one knows what sort of recovery the candidate has made so far because the extent of his injuries was never disclosed. That also makes it difficult to gauge what his continuing recovery might look like.
For his own part, Fetterman acknowledged his medical condition at the debate’s outset, saying, in part, “Let’s also talk about the elephant in the room. I had a stroke.” He summed up his philosophy, saying the event “knocked me down, and I’m going to keep coming back up.” The decision as to whether or not he’ll be serving in the Senate next term resides with voters.
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