It’s always good to have someone who can cover for you at work — particularly if you can’t actually do your job all that well.
Such is the case with Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman. The newly elected Democrat has assured his constituents that, despite having a stroke just before the primary last year, he’d be perfectly capable of performing his elected duties. A long spell in the hospital for treatment of depression seemed to cast doubt upon this, as has his cognitive difficulties since then.
Not that you’d know it by looking at transcripts of his remarks, however. According to Fox News, many of Fetterman’s remarks have been doctored by the senator’s office to make him look more coherent than he actually is.
“The issue exploded on Wednesday when Jeff Stein, a Washington Post economics reporter, admitted to amplifying a misquote Fetterman’s office provided to him, which had significantly altered Fetterman’s actual statements,”