Sen. John Fetterman’s (D-PA) swearing-in ceremony raised eyebrows on Wednesday, as the recent stroke victim’s expression remained blank and his eyes frequently wandered around the room while posing with his wife and children.
The Senate race between Fetterman and Republican candidate Mehmet Oz was beset by questions of Fetterman’s mental competence following the stroke he suffered on the campaign trail.
Fetterman’s reliance on a “closed captioning” computer to help him understand the English language and formulate answers to questions was particularly controversial, though it did not prevent him from being elected to one of the highest offices in the country.
Many critics described Fetterman’s behavior during the swearing-in ceremony as “strange,” and noted that his eyes darted around the room with a “lost” expression, and he displayed no emotion even when joined by his family.
Does Fetterman recognize his own kids? It sure doesn’t look like it. pic.twitter.com/TqohDY5Ljv
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) January 3, 2023
Fetterman doesn’t even know what planet he’s on 🤣 pic.twitter.com/WNQrWLoqJn
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) January 3, 2023
What's creepy is how Fetterman has zero human-like reaction to his own children. https://t.co/5XYqu0AwN0
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) January 3, 2023
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) January 3, 2023
only in America https://t.co/nklseddjFE
— Darren J. Beattie 🌐 (@DarrenJBeattie) January 3, 2023
Fox news’ Tucker Carlson predicted Fetterman’s victory in October of 2022.
“The machine keeps working,” Carlson said. “It’s not about the person, it’s about the party. It’s not about the individual, it’s about the group. And to prove it, they can run mentally defective candidates who can barely speak, and they not only expect them to ‘win,’ but expect you to accept the outcome no matter how transparently absurd it is.”
“On November 9 they’ll be telling you that John Fetterman got 81 million votes in Pennsylvania and they’ll be threatening to put you in jail if you don’t believe it,” Carlson continued. “Why wouldn’t they do that? It worked with Joe Biden.”
“Fetterman’s candidacy, like Joe Biden’s candidacy two years ago, tells us something pretty dark about the Democratic Party,” Carlson said.
“The guy looks exactly like Billy Bobby Thornton in the movie ‘Slingblade,’” Carlson added. “He couldn’t even read the canned lines his staff was writing for him. You do wonder about his wife, as you do about Joe Biden’s wife. It seems cruel to do this to a man, even for political power. But again, it’s the media who cover John Fetterman who should be the most ashamed. They’ve known the truth for months.”
This news and commentary by Gabriel Keane originally appeared on Valiant News.