John Fetterman is already confirming GOP fears were well founded

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The 2022 Midterms were full of head-scratching moments.

Perhaps the biggest puzzler of all was Pennsylvania voters electing a man who can’t form or even comprehend complete sentences after suffering a debilitating stroke.

And now some Republican warnings about John Fetterman are already coming true. 

The purple prize of Pennsylvania

Republicans have been trying to turn Pennsylvania into a red state for a few decades now.

It’s the giant, elusive prize that always seems so close for the GOP, but always remains just out of reach.

There have been victories, like Pat Toomey’s Senate run, and Donald Trump’s triumph in 2016.

However, the Keystone State remains purple, and in a close election, Democrats almost always seem to wind up with just enough votes for the victory.

But when Democrats nominated Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the door seemed open for the GOP.

Oz vs. Fetterman 2022

Fetterman has a radical record, including, but not limited to, voting to free convicted rapists and murderers back on to Pennsylvania streets.

And then Fetterman suffered a stroke just before primary day.

Due to the stroke, Fetterman was MIA on the campaign trail for practically the duration of the election.

His absence raised questions about his mental and physical fitness to serve in the U.S. Senate.

Voters had been voting for weeks before they finally saw Fetterman come out of his house.

In fact, more than 500,000 Democrats had already cast their ballots when Fetterman turned in arguably the worst debate performance in U.S. political history.

But Republicans had a problem.

Thanks largely to Donald Trump’s endorsement in the primaries, their U.S. Senate nominee in Pennsylvania was a carpetbagger from out of state, with a checkered history of promoting questionable health products and who came off as pompous and unlikeable – especially next to his opponent who goes to work in shorts and a hoodie.

And worse yet, Dr. Mehmet Oz is a very moderate Republican – with many GOP voters questioning if Dr. Oz was really a Republican at all.

Oz spent the majority of the general election campaign trying to convince his own base to show up and support him.

When the dust settled and the smoke cleared in the Keystone State, Dr. Oz was forced to call and concede to his radical Democrat rival. 

Fetterman defeated Oz by 4-points, or close to 250,000 votes.

Fetterman hospitalized while on retreat

And now, less than a month into his six-year term in the Upper Chamber, Sen. Fetterman has been rushed to the hospital with health concerns. 

The hospitalization, ironically, came as Fetterman was relaxing at a Democrat Party retreat. 

While at the retreat, Pennsylvania’s junior Senator complained of being lightheaded and was immediately escorted to George Washington Hospital, where he was kept overnight. 

According to Fetterman’s staff, he is in good spirits, and they claim doctors tell them there is no evidence of a new stroke. 

It has been long rumored around the beltway that Fetterman’s wife Gisele Barreto Fetterman the one pulling the strings and directing Fetterman’s actions. 

Mrs. Fetterman came to the U.S. as an illegal immigrant from Brazil and married her first husband to earn a green card. 

Shortly after getting her green card, she got a divorce and then married Fetterman. 

Her resume is thin to say the least, with only a founder of a tiny non-profit existing on it. 

However, Pennsylvania voters knew all of this was a possibility when they voted for Fetterman over Oz. 

Is Sen. John Fetterman fit to stay in office?