Conservative commentator John Cardillo recently reported a leak about the condition of Pennsylvania Democrat Senator John Fetterman. What occurred afterward is the beginning of an avalanche.
On February 25, 2023, Cardillo claimed that Fetterman “is essentially brain dead, and it’s being hidden because keeping him in office until August 18th avoids a special election that Republicans would most certainly win. This must be investigated.”
Oddly, a fact check was done; however, it did not dispute Fetterman’s condition. Below is a screenshot, including the fact check.
Just one day before the leak, Gisele Fetterman fled the country.
The Senator’s wife reported on social media that she and her kids “drove straight into Canada.”
We drove straight into … Canada (and lovely Buffalo NY) (Pro Tip: always have passports ready just in case you have to run away 😅) We talked about lots of hard things and how we will all have to face hard things. About the need to be gentle … with all and with ourselves. pic.twitter.com/0PWQXHrbqT
— Gisele Barreto Fetterman (@giselefetterman) February 24, 2023
Then on February 27, 2023, Fetterman’s office claimed that the Senator is still in the hospital and is visiting “with staff and family daily.”
NEW: Update on the status of Sen. @JohnFetterman:
“John is doing well, working with the wonderful doctors, and remains on a path to recovery.” -spox @the_vello
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/eJDTus5baH
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) February 27, 2023
Imagine your husband/wife is recovering from a stroke and has been hospitalized; then, you decided to go on vacation.
What the Senator’s wife has done is very different than what she did during the campaign.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
Gisele’s northward jaunt is a sharp contrast to the image portrayed during Fetterman’s Senate campaign. According to Fetterman, his wife helped save his life following a near-fatal stroke on May 13. Gisele appeared frequently by her husband’s side during media interviews and at campaign events. She often stepped in to block reporters from asking Fetterman about his health.
She was also Fetterman’s attack dog in the rare moments when journalists pressed the candidate about his recovery. Gisele called for “consequences” for an NBC News reporter who grilled Fetterman during a national interview about his health struggles. Gisele accused the reporter, Dasha Burns, of doing a “disservice” to the “disability community” and to the journalism profession.
Fetterman privately acknowledges he may have suffered permanent damage by ignoring recommendations to take more time off the campaign trail. Fetterman also faces “serious mental health challenges” as a result of his stroke, according to the Times.
Only time will tell what’s really going on but it sure has all the makings of a DC avalanche.