(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) The left-slanted Washington Post became the latest media outlet to call for Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a stroke victim and Democrat senatorial candidate, to come clean about his serious health issues by making his medical records public, the Gateway Pundit reported.
“The campaign’s response to questions about Mr. Fetterman’s health is to point to a doctor’s note, released more than 14 weeks ago, which said ‘he should be able to campaign and serve in the U.S. Senate without a problem’ if he takes his medications and exercises,” wrote the Post editorial board on Monday.
But according to the editorial, “that’s not good enough” for voters.
“Mr. Fetterman is asking voters for a six-year contract without giving them enough information to make sound judgments about whether he’s up for such a demanding job,” it said.
“We have called for full disclosure of health records from candidates for federal office in both parties, including Donald Trump and Joe Biden, and we believe Mr. Fetterman should release his medical records for independent review,” the editorial added.
Since having a stroke in May, shortly before winning his primary race, Fetterman has avoided participating in numerous campaign activities.
In the appearances he has made, Fetterman has appeared to be far more affected by the stroke than he has acknowledged, struggling at times to form coherent sentences.
This man is not ok. https://t.co/mBN3WXbnge
— Ori (@MrXphilly) September 12, 2022
Stoking even more concerns surrounding the candidate’s health, Fetterman appeared in public without a hoodie on for the first time recently, revealing a large, protruding bulge on the back of his head.
Only after facing scathing criticism from one of the state’s leading newspapers did Fetterman finally agree to debate his Republican opponent, celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz—but not until late October, when many of the state’s universal mail-in ballots already have been returned.
“We’re absolutely going to debate Dr. Oz,” Fetterman said last week.
“And that was really always our intent to do that,” he continued. “It was just simply only ever been about addressing some of the lingering issues of the stroke, the auditory processing, and we’re going to be able to work that out.”