John Fetterman's Health Update Is Not Much of One and PA GOP Is Not Buying It

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So, what really is going on with Senator John Fetterman’s health? RedState reported on February 16 that Fetterman had checked himself into Walter Reed for treatment of severe depression. My colleague Bonchie and I commented on the horrible failure of the Democrat Party and the legacy media to stop the abuse of a very ill man who had just suffered a stroke, and was clearly unable to campaign, let alone fulfill the duties of a senator. Everyone could see that it was a train wreck waiting to happen.


Sadly, it did. First, Fetterman became lightheaded at a Democrat Senate Retreat and was rushed to George Washington University Hospital, where he was monitored for a few days. A week later, the depression admission hit the fan. Playing the part of the concerned wife, Gisele Fetterman, asking for thoughts, prayers, and privacy, decided to abscond to Canada with her kids for a vacation.

Are you kidding me?!

What indeed is going on, not only with Fetterman, but with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of that august body that is allowing this sham to continue? Speculation has been swirling on social media that Fetterman is clinically brain dead and the Democrats are waiting until mid-March in order to ensure whomever Governor Josh Shapiro appoints does not have to run in a special election any time soon.

Henry Rodgers of the DC Caller posted this update on Twitter, allegedly from Senator John Fetterman’s chief of staff.


“We don’t have a lot to update folks with since there’s no real news to report except that John is doing well, working with the wonderful doctors, and remains on a path to recovery.

“He is visiting with staff and family daily, and his staff are keeping him updated on Senate business and news.”

If Gisele and children went on a family vacation, what family is visiting him daily? And why is there not a designated health professional commenting on his progress? This is a serious matter which involves the American people in general and the people of Pennsylvania in particular. We are the very ones who are being kept in the dark when we should be getting answers.

“Our team is moving full speed ahead and working tirelessly for the people of Pennsylvania. Just last week we opened a new office in Erie and will be opening several more offices in the coming weeks.”

A new campaign office? Exactly what work are they able to get done when the senator is in a psych ward?

“We understand the intense interest in John’s status and especially appreciate the flood of well-wishes. However, as we have said this will be a weeks-long process and while we will be sure to keep folks updated as it progresses, this is all there is to give by way of an update.”


I find it unacceptable that the Democrat Party expects the very public and very gaping hole left by Fetterman’s absence should just be tolerated without question. Move along… nothing to see here. We have this under control.

Yes, and that is part of the problem, and it is because of what happened before that Pennsylvania finds itself in this conundrum. The Washington County Pennsylvania GOP is having no more of it. On their Facebook Page, PA Republican Chairman Sean Logue issued a statement calling upon the Fettermans to provide proof of life.

Because of the now confirmed lies that were told during the 2022 general election regarding the health of Senator John Fetterman, as well as the threats made against a journalist who interviewed him, the Washington County Republican Party refuses to take assurances from the Office of the Senator or Democrat operatives that Fetterman is able to carry out his duties as Senator. As such, we call upon Senator Fetterman to appear on camera to show us he is alive and well, and if he is unable to do so, we call upon our elected Representatives in Washington, Senator Casey and Congressman Reschenthaler, to intervene immediately.

Ultimately, if Fetterman is unable or unwilling to carry out his duties as a United States Senator, then we ask for his resignation and call for a special election to be held this year; no more lies or games.


Sean Logue, Esquire


Absolutely brutal.

Fool the people once, shame on you. Fool them twice… yeah, you know the thing.


Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the Pennsylvania Governor as Tom Wolfe, rather than Josh Shapiro. We apologize to our readers for this error.


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