Sen. Fetterman Thinks Liberals and Conservatives Want Him to Die From Blood Clot

 December 23, 2023

Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.), stated on Wednesday that he believes his liberal colleagues are hoping he dies of another blood embolism.

“What I have found out over the last couple years is that the right, and now the left, are hoping that I die. There are ones that are rooting for another blood clot. They have both now been wishing that I die,” Fetterman said in the interview with the New York Times, as The Daily Caller reported.

These remarks follow Fetterman's public split with Democrats on Israel support, his demands for stricter border measures in response to the current crisis, and his demands for the resignation of New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez following his indictment.

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Earlier in December, Fetterman said he is “not a progressive” after being asked about his differences with Democrats, speaking to the contentious topics as NBC reported.

“I’m not a progressive,” Fetterman told NBC News. “I just think I’m a Democrat that is very committed to choice and other things. But with Israel, I’m going to be on the right side of that. And immigration is something near and dear to me, and I think we do have to effectively address it as well.”

In the wake of the terrorist attacks on October 7th by Hamas, Fetterman continues to be pro-Israel, even though there is increasing support for Palestinian rights and demands for an end to the Gaza conflict on the party's left flank.

The senator told NBC News that there needs to be a dialog to reduce the number of border encounters, even though he thinks it's "not ideal" to tie such aid with immigration policy.

“Progressives better do that because we can’t leave Israel — we can’t sell them out, and we can’t sell Ukraine out, and we have to deliver on this,” Fetterman told NBC News. “I just would very much like to get a deal to deliver this critical aid.”

On His Fellow Lawmakers

His views on his fellow lawmakers have been unmovable as well. The senator has demanded Menendez's resignation in response to the disastrous indictment against the New Jersey lawmaker.

Fetterman was the initial senator to demand Menendez's resignation in late September, subsequent to his indictment on charges of bribery, fraud, and extortion associated with the acquisition of extravagant gifts in return for influence in the upper chamber.

Menendez declined these invitations, but he did vacate his position as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a temporary basis.

Two weeks after a House Ethics Committee report discovered "substantial evidence" that the congressman violated the law, Santos was expelled.

“He needs to go. I don’t understand why he can be here, having expelled Santos,” Fetterman told NBC News.

“But I’m sure there might be a very innocent explanation of having gold bars in your mattress and overstuffed envelopes of cash.”

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