On Friday, Democratic Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Dems front-runner for an open Senate seat this fall had suffered a stroke.
However, this weekend a follow-up tweet confirmed that the doctors were able to clear the clot and he expects to make a full recovery after taking some time off. His campaign said he won’t appear at Tuesday’s election night party in Pittsburgh, though Fetterman said Sunday that he is feeling better, expected to make a full recovery, and will resume campaigning after getting some rest.
Notably, this 52-year-old senatorial candidate has already received the Covid vaccinations and booster shots.
My entire family is vaccinated + boosted.
Vaccines + effective treatments are safe, and still the key to getting us out of this new phase of the pandemic.
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) April 22, 2022
With hesitation, it takes three days for Fetterman to wait before releasing news of his stroke to the public, only 48 hours prior to Pennsylvania’s primary election.
This has raised speculation that his campaign was trying to withhold this information from voters until after the vote, only releasing an official statement after the news started to leak to the public.
Here’s what Fetterman wrote in his statement:
“I had a stroke that was caused by a clot from my heart being in an A-fib rhythm for too long.”
My full statement here. 👇 pic.twitter.com/1rRXDMBiu0
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 15, 2022
Jack Posobiec, the Conservative host of ‘Human Events Daily’, tweeted:
“Glad he is doing well but Fetterman’s campaign should have told the people of Pennsylvania when they knew what happened. Not 3 days later.”
Glad he is doing well but Fetterman’s campaign should have told the people of Pennsylvania when they knew what happened. Not 3 days later.
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) May 15, 2022