John Fetterman, Pennsylvania's recently elected senator has been hospitalized after reportedly feeling "lightheaded" Wednesday evening. Fetterman's hospitalization comes after his campaign repeatedly insisted that he was in good health during the election.
While running for office last year, Fetterman suffered a stroke that left him with speech and through processing difficulties. Fetterman's Communications Director Joe Calvello said, "Initial tests did not show evidence of a new stroke, but doctors are running more tests and John is remaining overnight for observation."
The senator's national public appearance was at Joe Biden's State of the Union address Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, Fetterman attended a Democratic retreat but began feeling lightheaded and had to leave.
Calvello stated that Fetterman "left and called his staff, who picked him up and drove him to the George Washington University Hospital." He noted that the senator was in "good spirits and talking with his staff and family."
Fetterman's health became the topic of his debate. against Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz when Fetterman had difficulty articulating himself. According to Fetterman, at the time of the debate, he had received a letter from a doctor that had given him the "all clear for full duty" to wok in a political office. However, Fetterman declined calls to release his full medical records regarding his stroke.
At the time of the election, anyone who questioned Fetterman's health or ability to hold office was labeled as "ableist." Now, the "ableists" seem to have had valid concerns.
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