The health of our representatives is incredibly important – and should be known

February 13 – When John Fetterman suffered a stroke just a few days before the May primary election in Pennsylvania, no one really knew it had happened. 

A lot of it was downplayed. 

He was elected to the US Senate seat from Pennsylvania and since then, his health has been back and forth. 

Just recently at a Democratic retreat, he was taken to the hospital and tests were done. He was recently released, but a number of people are wondering where that leaves the freshman Senator.  

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM said, “You’re paying for an enormous amount of things to prop up this Senator. As taxpayers you’re paying for tablets, you’re paying for the Senate to be wired up so that John can understand. You’re also paying for people that are transcribing. I’d love to know the costs involved in this. Frankly, the Fetterman camp has plenty of money. They’re flush with cash. Why don’t you buy all this stuff yourself and stop putting it on the taxpayers here?” 

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “I’m very skeptical about this situation. If you look at the statements that his office has released, they’ve ruled out the fact that he had a stroke. They’re saying that those tests came back negative.” 

There have been no comments about possible heart issues or other neurological issues. He also hasn’t made any appearances since this happened. 

Barkdoll said, “I think there are still a lot of unanswered questions with this situation.” 

Ryan wondered, “Where is the doctor that said that John’s going to be just fine? Where is the licensing for that doctor? This guy couldn’t wait to get all over the media. I want to see that doctor. I want to hear from that doctor.” 

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM added, “And cardiomyopathy. I want that explained because that is a serious condition that could mean he has a low chance of fulfilling his full six years of being a Senator. We need a full explanation of the cardiomyopathy.” 

Barkdoll said, “His campaign never released his medical records. All we got was that one-page letter and that was not a heart doctor. That was one of the criticisms at the time. Not only was it not a heart doctor, it was also not a doctor that was treating him for certain things. Here we are months later, they still never released the medical records. He has not done any interviews since November.” 

So will he appear somewhere this week and will he do an interview? 

Barkdoll said, “Why aren’t we seeing an interview? Why doesn’t he come out to the press and answer questions? They seem to avoid that like the plague.” 

Add to that, President Joe Biden is scheduled for a physical this week. 

Ryan said, “We already know full well that this president is in clear, cognitive decline. He ain’t there. If he’s thinking about running, that’s asinine and insane. He needs to run to get a nap is what he needs to do and there’s no truth happening out of this administration. He has lied all over the place and this physical, don’t expect any truth out of that.” 

The physical was supposed to happen two weeks ago with no information on the delay. 

Barkdoll said, “The White House says that they will publicly release the entire results, but the results are only good in as much as the tests that they give to him. So if they don’t do certain types of tests, well then none of those results will be released. I think by the end of this week, we will see results of the physical, whatever that may be.”