Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman (D) says he thinks colleagues are hoping for the worst…
During a recent interview with The New York Times, Fetterman said he thinks both the right and the left sides of the political spectrum hope he gets another blood clot and dies.
“What I have found out over the last couple years is that the Right, and now the Left, are hoping that I die,” Fetterman blatantly told the Times.
In May of last year during his campaign, Fetterman endured a massive stroke that nearly killed him. In early February, Fetterman was hospitalized for two days after feeling lightheaded while attending a day-long retreat for Senate Democrats. Doctors ran tests to confirm he was not having another stroke and monitored him for seizures, the senator’s team said at the time.
Later in February, Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for clinical depression and was treated there for six weeks.
“There are ones that are rooting for another blood clot. They have both now been wishing that I die,” the senator added.
The Pennsylvania Democrat stopped short of identifying any specific lawmaker or examples to support his characterization. However, Republican lawmakers have expressed uncertainty over Fetterman’s health to effectively serve in his office.
The 53-year-old, 6-foot, 8-inch senator has become known for his casual outfits around the Senate floor, sparking criticism from colleagues.
Earlier in December, Fetterman said he is “not a progressive” after being asked about his differences with Democrats.
“I’m not a progressive,” Fetterman said in an interview with NBC News. “I just think I’m a Democrat that is very committed to choice and other things. But with Israel, I’m going to be on the right side of that. And immigration is something near and dear to me, and I think we do have to effectively address it as well.”