By Sterling Mosley. Media: DC Enquirer.
Note: This article may contain commentary reflecting the author’s opinion.
On Wednesday evening, Senator John Fetterman (D-PA), who suffered a stroke while on the campaign trail last year, was hospitalized overnight following lightheadedness during a Senate retreat with colleagues.
“Towards the end of the Senate Democratic retreat today, Senator John Fetterman began feeling lightheaded,” a statement from Fetterman’s office explained. “He left and called his staff, who picked him up and drove him to The George Washington University Hospital.”
“Initial tests did not show evidence of a new stroke, but doctors are running more tests and John is remaining overnight for observation,” it continued. ”
“He is in good spirits and talking with his staff and family. We will provide more information when we have it,” the statement concluded.
Freshman Sen. John Fetterman, who suffered a stroke last year, was admitted to hospital tonight. “Initial tests did not show evidence of a new stroke, but doctors are running more tests and John is remaining overnight for observation.” pic.twitter.com/yJzYFy0VpP
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 9, 2023
The 53-year-old Fetterman suffered a stroke last year while campaigning against Dr. Mehmet Oz for the Pennsylvania Senate seat. The stroke left many questioning whether Fetterman was fit for office given multiple instances of mental lapses, slurred speech, and the need to use a speech-to-text machine for interviews while campaigning.
Despite the concerns for the Democrat’s health, Pennsylvania voters elected him in a substantial victory. Fetterman defeated Dr. Oz with 51.2 percent of the vote, or over 2.7 million votes, while Dr. Oz only received 46.3 percent or nearly 2.5 million votes.
Fetterman will hopefully make a full recovery, however, this incident proves that the worries around Fetterman’s health during the campaign were justified.
BREAKING: Senator John Fetterman hospitalized.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 9, 2023