There is a rumor swirling that Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) is essentially “brain dead” and it’s being hidden “because keeping him in office until August 18th avoids a special election.”
Usadramalert cannot confirm this rumor.
John Cardillo shared the rumblings and demanded an investigation.
Being told that Fetterman is essentially brain dead and it’s being hidden because keeping him in office until August 18th avoids a special election which Republicans would most certainly win.
This must be investigated.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 25, 2023
Headline USA reported:
A viral tweet from John Cardillo, a former NYPD officer turned conservative radio host and social-media influencer, called for an investigation into whether Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., may be clinically brain dead as Democrats engage in a cover-up to avoid a special election before August.
Cardillo’s tweet made a significant splash on social media, garnering more than a million views and 18,000 likes as of Saturday night.
However, Headline USA was unable to verify the accuracy of the claim that Fetterman is clinically brain-dead—or whether Aug. 18 is the exact date that permits far-left Gov. Josh Shapiro to avoid calling a special election. It may be earlier.
Pennsylvania law stipulates that a special election must be held “at the time of the next general or municipal election, occurring at least ninety (90) days after the happening of such vacancy.”
Although Usadramalert cannot confirm the rumor that Fetterman is ‘clinically brain-dead,’ we have documented the downward spiral of his health since taking office.
Fetterman was rushed to the hospital earlier this month after feeling lightheaded during a Senate Democratic retreat.
“Initial tests did not show evidence of a new stroke, but doctors are running more tests and John is remaining overnight for observation,” John Fetterman’s Communications Director, Joe Calvello, said.
Fetterman checked himself into a DC hospital the next week to “receive treatment for clinical depression,” according to his chief of staff.
An updated report revealed the Senator’s condition could be worse than initially expected.
Fetterman will reportedly receive inpatient hospital care for “a few weeks.”
Fetterman suffered a stroke in May 2022.
Yet, Democrats downplayed the severity of Fetterman’s health throughout the campaign.
How severe is Fetterman’s condition?
CNN suggested his stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center may be over a month and that he cannot care for himself.
A source familiar with the matter told CNN’s Manu Raju last week that it’s unclear how long Fetterman might stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He could potentially stay for a month or so, the source said, or he could leave sooner than that, or maybe a little later. It will take time for him to get the right medication he needs for his treatment, the source said.
There is no general rule about how long someone hospitalized with depression should stay in the hospital, according to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Patients may stay a few days or as long as a few weeks.
“In someone who has pre-existing depression, it is possible that they may be more treatment resistant and have a history of failing medications. So as a result, they may require more aggressive treatment that can take several weeks and even into several months, depending on how they present,” said Dr. Daniel Bober, a psychiatrist in Hollywood, Florida.
“In someone who’s already had depression even before their stroke, this puts him at much greater risk and requires much more aggressive treatment,” Bober said.
Fetterman’s symptoms for depression included weight loss and loss of appetite, a source familiar with the matter said. He was not suicidal, the source said. His lack of eating and drinking water contributed to lightheadedness. He was hospitalized earlier this month in Washington, DC, after feeling lightheaded. His office said he had not had another stroke.
“Generally, the reason that someone presents to a hospital for a psychiatric condition like depression is because either they are acutely suicidal or they have been deemed unable to take care of themselves. And when I say unable to take care of themselves, I mean, their basic needs – food, hydration, hygiene – are all things that they’re required to do on a daily basis, and they are unable to do this due to the severity of their depression,” Bober said.
Could the rumors of Fetterman being “brain dead” be true?
The public shouldn’t expect honest reporting on the severity of Fetterman’s condition.
Strangely, Fetterman’s wife, Gisele, an illegal alien, fled the country with their children for a trip during his hospitalization.
Pennsylvania, the spouse of your new senator is a formerly undocumented immigrant. ❤️ Thank you.
— Gisele Barreto Fetterman (@giselefetterman) November 11, 2022
PENN Live reported:
What happens when your husband or father — a senator, to boot — checks into the hospital, and media trucks circle your home?
Pack the kids up and head to Canada, Gisele Fetterman says.
Fetterman recently explained on Twitter she and her kids left Pennsylvania for a family trip to Niagara Falls to get away from the media coverage surrounding her husband’s recovery at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Sen. John Fetterman, D-PA, checked himself into the Walter Reed Medical Center to receive treatment for clinical depression on Feb. 16, according to his Chief of Staff, Adam Jentleson. He is there on a voluntary basis, while his family navigates how to deal with the grief that comes with such a hospitalization.
Gisele Fetterman said she and her sons ziplined across Niagara Falls, and the family did other scary things together.