On Tuesday, Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) responded to a question from NBC News reporter Liz Brown-Kaiser while walking in the Russell Senate building basement where his office is located. He expressed disbelief regarding the House impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden announced by Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
He’s either as stupid as we all think he is, or his brain is damaged beyond repair.
The informally attired Senator Fetterman, who suffered a severe stroke in May 2022, appears to have made a full recovery from his battle with depression earlier this year. But his ignorance is not showing any signs of recovery.
He has regained the weight he had lost and is exhibiting signs of humor, although it is more characteristic of a young adult than a United States Senator.
Furthermore, he seems to be able to hear questions better than before the stroke took its toll last year, which necessitated hearing aids and transcribing devices. A staffer accompanying Fetterman held up a device for him so that he could read it, however, judging by his response it seemed as though he was able to comprehend the question without it.
Fetterman, 54-years-old, responded to the question about the impeachment inquiry into Biden’s bribery and corruption in an unexpected manner; he displayed mock shock and acted as if he were a child in a schoolyard.
Brown-Kaiser, “I want to ask you about this news that, uh, Speaker McCarthy has formally launched an impeachment inquiry, has said he’s going to direct…”
Fetterman: “Oh my God! Really? Oh my gosh! You know, oh, it’s devastating. (Laughs) Ohh-ohh-ohhh, don’t do it! Please don’t do it! Oh, no! Oh, no!”
.@SenFettermanPA reacts to Speaker McCarthy moving forward with a House impeachment inquiry into POTUS…
(Just watch) pic.twitter.com/jg3aeyDW7F
— Liz Brown-Kaiser (@lizbrownkaiser) September 12, 2023
Last week Fetterman, using profane juvenile language, spoke to reporters in his Senate office about a likely Biden impeachment inquiry (NBC News excerpt):
Sen. John Fetterman offered a message Wednesday to House Republicans considering impeaching President Joe Biden: “Go ahead, do it. I dare you.”
Speaking to reporters in his Senate office, Fetterman, D-Pa., suggested that the impeachment push by Republicans on the other side of the Capitol was meant to deflect from the mountain of legal problems former President Donald Trump faces.
“Your man has what, three or four indictments now?” Fetterman said. “Trump has a mug shot, and he’s been impeached twice.”
“Sometimes you just gotta call their bulls—,” he said.
Fetterman, who is in his first term, said that a Biden impeachment “would just be like a big circle jerk on the fringe right” and that it “would diminish what impeachment really means.”
The Fetterman video was approvingly reposted by his communications director Joe Calvello:
Fetterman on impeachment via @lizbrownkaiser
— Joe Calvello (@the_vello) September 12, 2023
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.