(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Calls for stroke victim Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., to produce verifiable proof-of-life have increased after a cryptic statement from his communications director failed to address dire claims about his boss’s health.
Fetterman, who consistently misled voters about his health problems before and during last November’s midterm election, has not been seen or heard from publicly since he checked into a hospital weeks ago, allegedly suffering from depression. A tweet over the weekend from conservative talk-show host John Cardillo called for an investigation into accounts that Fetterman was “essentially brain dead and it’s being hidden.”
Fetterman’s office on Monday tweeted only that the Senator was “doing well, working with the wonderful doctors, and remains on a path to recovery,” but failed to address the dire claim about Fetterman’s health.
Weak statement on Fetterman's condition.
No proof of life. No confirmation that he's only hospitalized for depression.
He's a sitting Senator, not an NFL player. The stakes are much higher.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 28, 2023
The omission reportedly spurred Sean Logue, chairman of Pennsylvania’s Washington County Republican Party, to demand full transparency from Fetterman, refusing “to take assurances from the Office of the Senator or Democrat operatives that Fetterman is able to carry out his duties as Senator.”
He reportedly called “upon Senator Fetterman to appear on camera to show us he is alive and well.”
Washington County, PA released a statement demanding John Fetterman appear on camera to prove he’s alive and well. If he’s unable to carry out his duties as Senator, they want his resignation, so a special election can be held.
Should be interesting.. pic.twitter.com/eOpVVhnssS
— 👑💥 Serenity 💥👑 (@polishprincessh) February 28, 2023
Now a growing chorus has taken up the call for Fetterman’s office to produce proof-of-life, or at least functional brain activity.
“Same thing we asked of Rep. David Scott, who was not seen in person or on media during an active campaign,” noted Caesar Gonzales, who ran an unsuccessful tilt against Rep. Scott, D-Ga., adding that Scott “voted by proxy on a $1.7T omnibus bill, and was heard but not seen during the Speaker Confirmation Hearings.”
Gonzales wasn’t alone in his concerns about the state of Fetterman’s health, with upset constituents also demanding more information.
I agree with the consensus that Fetterman must prove proof of life…This is smelling like Democrat dishonesty.
— Richard (@Richard83547647) February 28, 2023
I have been searching for the last public pic of him. Does anyone have a pic of him on or after his release from hospital on 2/10? Trying to establish a timeline from when he was actually last seen.
— 🇺🇸Michelle Jones🇺🇸 (@Boxermom2023) February 27, 2023
Others claimed that Fetterman’s doctor, who allegedly tried to resuscitate his brain, had been silenced, despite trying to make the announcement.
This is John Fetterman's doctor. He is being silenced from telling he truth that Fetterman is legally brain dead after trying to bring him back 69 times in 420 minutes, just in order to hold the seat for democrats. Like and RT to spread awareness! pic.twitter.com/75Djrbavhp
— Stephen Lloyd (@apparentlysteve) February 26, 2023
Right on cue, the mainstream media swooped in to ensure Americans that Fetterman is “on the path to recovery” from his depression.
Joe Calvello, Fetterman’s communications director, noted that the recovery will be “a weeks-long process,” and as a result the media would not be getting any updates.
However, public patience is likely to wear thin if Fetterman’s mental health remains in its current state come summertime.
In his original post, Cardillo hinted that by failing to set a special election at least 90 days ahead of the Nov. 7 municipal elections, far-left Gov. Josh Shapiro would allow Fetterman—or his proxy—to remain in office for at least another year until the 2024 general election.
Headline USA’s Mark Pellin contributed to this report