(Corine Gatti, Headline USA) After a string of debilitating health issues that impacted his cognitive function, emotional well-being and self-esteem, Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., fueled concern that he may have been experiencing another medical crisis Tuesday with a bizarre outburst following a question about the House’s impending impeachment probe into President Joe Biden.
Fetterman appeared to have a mental meltdown after Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced he was ordering House Republicans to move forward with the inquiry, which follows weeks of stonewalling from the White House and various government agencies under its authority, the Daily Caller reported.
“House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct” in foreign business dealings involving his family, including son Hunter, McCarthy said. “Taken together, these allegations paint a picture of a culture of corruption.”
Fetterman—wearing a black button-down shirt with his trademarked gym shorts—was walking alongside an assistant in the underbelly of the Senate when a reporter asked off-camera about McCarthy’s announcement.
“Oh my god, really? Oh my god,” Fetterman said laughing in the 20-second clip, as the concerned handler worked in a frenzy to get his boss away from reporters.
“You know, oh, it’s devastating,” Fetterman continued, sarcastically. “Ooo, don’t do it. Please, don’t do it. Oh no.”
Fetterman later doubled down on the video, posting from his official account with an emoji of a ghost followed by, “oooOooooooOooo.”
Afterward, it was unclear whether Fetterman, who was continuing to deal with the side effects of a 2022 stroke that severely limited his ability to communicate coherently, or if he was just mocking the impeachment inquiry.
Considering his gaffes of the past—including a monthslong convalescence for depression that kept him out of the Senate and fueled rumors that he might be clinically brain-dead—Fetterman’s own fitness to serve has been called into question regularly.
Regardless of the reasoning, critics noted that Fetterman’s display was yet another example of him diminishing the dignity of his office.
“This is a sitting US senator,” conservative pundit Gerry Callahan posted on Twitter. “Every Pennsylvanian should hang their heads in shame.”
This is a sitting US senator.
Every Pennsylvanian should hang their heads in shame https://t.co/6t0EnId5Nh
— Gerry Callahan (@GerryCallahan) September 12, 2023
“We have a compromised man leading our great nation in the oval office—a man whose family has taken tens of millions from our adversaries, and this is the response?” another conservative poster responded.
Despite substantial evidence that links Biden to his son’s corrupt business deals in foreign governments including Ukraine and China, while pointing to abuse of his office while vice president—and potentially carrying over into present-day conflicts of interest involving national security matters—Democrats and their allies in the media have continued to gaslight the public by insisting that no evidence exists.
Last week, Fetterman dismissed the possibility of the impeachment of Biden as a “big circle-jerk on the fringe right,” while daring Republicans to proceed.
“If you can find the votes, go ahead because you’re going to lose,” he said, using voice-to-text technology to deliver the remarks, according to the Huffington Post.
“It’s a loser,” he continued. “Go ahead. Do it, I dare you.”
He also said that Republicans had a “fetish for Hunter Biden,” despite the mounds of evidence found on his laptop.