You may have tuned in to the Pennsylvania Senate debate last night between Dr. Mehmet Oz (R) and John Fetterman (D). It was hard to watch as Fetterman, who suffered a stroke before the Democratic primaries, had difficulty forming answers or understanding the questions put to him by the moderator, even with the help of closed captioning technology he had requested. But that wasn’t what should have turned viewers off to the idea of having Fetterman represent them in the Senate.
The real reason John Fetterman is wrong for Pennsylvania is his flip-flopping on major issues, like his support for fracking, in a disingenuous attempt to win over Pennsylvanians. During the debate, it was quite clear that Fetterman was simply trying to say what his constituents want to hear. He has a long record against fracking, but pandered last night in a rambling answer about he now support fracking. Patrick Reilly of the NY Post reports:
Longtime political observers were shocked by Democrat John Fetterman’s display in Tuesday night’s Senate debate against Dr. Mehmet Oz, in which the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor repeatedly stumbled over his words — and lapsed into incoherence on more than one occasion.
Fetterman, who suffered a stroke in May, struggled to make himself understood throughout the showdown after releasing a doctor’s note last week that claimed he was fit to hold office.
Despite using a closed captioning system to help him understand what the two debate moderators and Oz were saying, Fetterman repeatedly lapsed into uncomfortable silences and mixed up his words.
At one point the tattooed 53-year-old said, “I do not believe in supporting the Supreme Court” in response to a question about whether the high court should have its traditional nine justices.
“There is no amount of empathy for and understanding about Fetterman’s health and recovery that changes the fact that this is absolutely painful to watch,” tweeted New York magazine’s Washington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi at one point.
In another awkward moment, Fetterman gave a jumbled answer following a long pause after he was asked about his stance on fracking.
“I do support fracking and —I don’t, I don’t, I support fracking and I stand and I do support fracking,” he managed to say after the moderator pointed out Fetterman had stated clearly in a 2018 interview that he did not support the controversial procedure.
Conservative attorney and podcast host Jeff Blehar noted that Fetterman’s answer was “gonna cost him in W. PA”, where fracking is a significant part of the local economy.
“I am no longer in the snide juvenile position where I can mock people with obvious difficulties as they age, or experience catastrophic medical events,” Blehar added. “I have…lived through it. But he shouldn’t be running, and aside from that, there was no good answer anyway to this flip-flop.”
Fracking is a technology vital to shale oil and gas extraction, and shale drilling is a big industry in Pennsylvania. The evidence of Fetterman’s flip-flop on such a vital issue to Pennsylvanians is hard to ignore. The RNC has done a good job of illustrating Fetterman’s waffling on the issue in the video below.
Tonight, John Fetterman claimed he’s “always supported fracking.”
Fetterman repeatedly said he opposed fracking and even signed a pledge to BAN it.
ROLL THE TAPE. pic.twitter.com/rkJIxXYunI
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 26, 2022
Action Line: Politicians like John Fetterman aren’t representing their constituents. They’re trying to get elected to push forward their radical agendas. Americans are facing a storm, and the ship of state could sink at any moment if they don’t make the right choices. Click here to subscribe to my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter, and let’s weather this storm together.
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