Fetterman Raises Eyebrows With Incoherent Remarks During Bank Committee Hearing

When it comes to the subject of John Fetterman, I have to say I get very mad at the Democrats risking the man’s health so that they could hold onto power.


He never should have continued to run after his stroke last year. That and then the adjustment afterward to having to deal with his new job drove him into severe depression allegedly for which he had to spend weeks in Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He should have been allowed to quit, to have a full recovery at home. But they only care about control, so his needs and what was best for him were thrown under the bus.

Fetterman came back to the Senate after more than two months at Walter Reed and had trouble reading scripted remarks as he chaired a hearing on April 19.

Then on April 20, he caused more comment when he posted a flag with pot on it. “It’s 4:20 on 4/20. That’s the tweet,” Fetterman tweeted. 4/20 is considered “Weed Day” by potheads. Many noted that that probably wasn’t the best thing to be engaging in if you have depression issues and that it’s also illegal in the state he represents — and federally.

On Tuesday, he prompted more consternation when he made incoherent remarks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing while trying to comment on the Silicon Valley Bank collapse. He had great trouble making it through his statement.

He said some of the witnesses’ colleagues “went to go to Hawaiis (sic) after there was a crash of your bank” and that he “couldn’t believe it.” Then he said something that wasn’t comprehensible.


“And it’s in Fortune, the second-biggest bank in U.S. history collapsed and chose to go to Hawaii on that,” he continued. “You know, I’ve never been to Hawaii and neither has my family. I guess I’ve never cranked, excuse me, crashed a bank.”

Fetterman asked the witnesses if they believed it’s “a running joke” in the banking community that the federal government will bail them out in times of trouble, to which former Silicon Valley Bank CEO Gregory Becker said he does not “believe that’s the case.”

“Really? Because every bank you seemingly that crashed, it’s like, ‘We can bail him out. This one crashed, we’ll bail them out,’” Fetterman said. “So far, everything’s been true. So, doesn’t it feel that now if a bank really believed that they wouldn’t be bailed out, now after bailing them out, these couple of bailouts, they are going to?”

“Do you believe that that is not outrageous that, no matter how deplorable your performance is, you are made as whole and all by … taxpapers (sic),” the Pennsylvania senator continued. “So what do yous (sic) believe?”


Fetterman continued:

Is it staggering? Is it a staggering … it’s a responsibility that the head of a bank could literally, could literally crash our economy.

It’s astonishing. That’s like if you have, I mean like, and they also realize is that now they have … a guaranteed way to be saved by, again, by no matter, by how? Isn’t it appropriate that this kind of control should be more stricter to prevent this kind of thing from going, or should we go on start bailing and sailing whoever bank regardless of how … their conduct is?

He then continued to talk about SNAP requirements. I’m not sure what that had to do with the subject of failed banks.

“Because they seem more preoccupied when then SNAP requirements for works for hungry people but not about protecting the taxpapers (sic) that will bail no matter whatever does about a bank to crash it,” Fetterman said.

This is not okay that this man is in this condition because he can’t fully serve the people and do his job. How could anyone have voted for him in this condition? Yet he’s in there supposedly making decisions that can affect all of us. No, we’re not mean and evil to notice that this is a big problem. This is shameful and all at the feet of the Democrats.


But listen to how their “Occupy Democrats” account describes his remarks, a “star-making takedown of Republican policies and corporate greed.”

Now, Democrats are truly living in a fantasyland if they believe that.


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