John Fetterman, a Pennsylvania Democrat wouldn’t commit to release his full medical records in n a highly anticipated debate against Republican Mehmet Oz on tuesday. Pennsylvania’s 53-year-old lieutenant governor,Fetterman, acknowledged that he “almost died” after a stroke occurred in May. Tuesday night, Fetterman said of his Republican opponent , “I had a stroke. He’s never let me forget that,” “And I might miss some words during this debate, mush two words together, but it knocked me down and I’m going to keep coming back up.
”He also attacked Oz’s “gigantic mansions” and his integrity.Fetterman said,“It’s the Oz rule: he’s on TV and he’s lying,”.Celebrity heart surgeon,Oz ignored his opponent’s health throughout the debate. Though he has hammered Fetterman on the issue repeatedly during the campaign. Tuesday night, Oz attacked Fetterman’s policies on crime and said “trying to get as many murderers out of jail as possible.”
Further, Oz charged “These radical positions extend beyond crime, . Later on, he added, “His extreme positions have made him untenable.” Fetterman insisted that he is prepared for the demands of the Senate as he recovered from the stroke. But he appears to be recovering remarkably well, said the Independent experts consulted by The Associated Press . Fetterman was called an inspiration to stroke survivors by Dr. Sonia Sheth,Stroke rehabilitation specialist who watched the debate.
Debates have rarely swayed elections in the modern era, the intense national interest in the primetime affair suggested this debate is decisive in an election central to the Democrats’ urgent fight to retain their Senate majority.There is no better pickup opportunity in the U.S. for Democrats than the race to replace retiring Republican Sen.
Fetterman was the clear favorite, especially as Republicans waged a nasty nomination battle that left the GOP divided and bitter. As the Election Days are near, the race has now tightened. And now, even the White House is privately concerned that Fetterman’s candidacy is at risk.Voting is already underway across the state. 639,000 votes had already been cast, as of Tuesday.Fetterman’s often struggled to complete sentences.When he explained his shifting position on fracking, his answer was awkward.He stated that “I do support fracking. And I don’t, I don’t. I support fracking, and I stand and I do support fracking,”.
On the other hand, the moderator seemed to cut off Fetterman as he struggled to finish an answer defending Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness programs.
No audience was allowed, and the debate host, Nexstar Media, declined to allow an AP photographer access to the event.Fetterman is a star in progressive politics , having developed a loyal following thanks in part to his blunt working-class appeal, extraordinary height, tattoos and unapologetic progressive policies.