NBC Correspondent Says Fetterman Is Struggling With Mental Capacity
(TheRedWire.com) – Serving in the US Senate requires strong listening, comprehension, and oratory skills. Days ahead of the May 17 Pennsylvania primary, Democratic US Senate candidate and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) suffered a severe stroke. Recently, his cardiologist said he diagnosed the Democrat with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm signaling decreased heart function, in 2017. Over the last several months, the campaign acknowledged Fetterman struggled with auditory and speech problems. On Tuesday, October 11, NBC interviewed him, and the reporter made several astonishing statements.
NBC News Correspondent Dasha Burns said it wasn’t clear whether Fetterman understood her during small talk before the interview without using a computer closed captioning system. According to her, the interview showed he needed to read the questions on a computer screen before he was capable of answering them. In some instances, he appeared to struggle to come up with the right words when responding to the reporter.
NBC's Dasha Burns said when John Fetterman didn’t have the closed captioning system that his campaign “required” for their interview, “it wasn’t clear he was understanding our conversation.” https://t.co/rfCUHgl375
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 12, 2022
Fetterman has used a close captioning system while taking questions from reporters, but the NBC interview allowed voters to see the process for themselves. His Republican opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz, accused the Democratic candidate of dishonesty with voters regarding his health condition. The campaign refuses to release any of his medical records but claims his doctors say he’s fit to serve in the Senate. Recent polls show the race has tightened, and RealClearPolitics said the race is a toss-up.
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