Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman continues to avoid concerns related to his health, refusing to answer whether he will release his medical records.
Fetterman had a stroke shortly before the state’s primary, with significant issues related to his speaking ability that were shown during this week’s debate with Republican candidate Mehmet Oz.
Fetterman dismisses concern over ‘fitness to serve,’ doesn’t say whether he will release medical records https://t.co/ndGtY0akzA
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“I have speeches in front of 3,000 people in Montgomery, you know, all across Pennsylvania, big, big crowds,” Fetterman said.
“I believe if my doctor believes that I’m fit to serve, and that’s what I believe is appropriate,” he added.
NBC: From his flip-flop on fracking to refusing to release his medical records, John Fetterman’s “stumbles” were clear pic.twitter.com/2Qu8f5bFsk
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“Fetterman released a medical report written by a doctor who has donated more than $1,300 to his campaign in the past year,” Fox News reported.
“The records also show that Chen made a number of donations to the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., and Democrat Florida U.S. Senate Candidate Val Demings,” it added.
Fetterman is asked whether or not he will release full medical records proving his fitness to serve, says his doctor’s approval is enough for him. pic.twitter.com/2afHRSJ65O
— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) October 26, 2022
The biased account has led to more calls for Fetterman to release his medical records, especially as more Americans saw his speech problems on full display during Tuesday’s debate.
The concern is not an attempt to belittle his stroke recovery, but rather an issue of whether Fetterman could fulfill his duties as a senator.
The debate will likely continue, letting the state’s voters decide whether Fetterman’s health is enough of a concern to keep him out of office.