John Fetterman fights back tears over post-stroke ‘ridicule,’ says he ‘lost my ability to fully process language’
Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) became emotional during a committee hearing Thursday — opening up about the “ridicule” he faced after a major health scare last year.
The former Pennsylvania lieutenant governor sustained hearing and other cognitive issues following a May 2022 stroke — just before the Keystone State’s Democratic Senate primary.
“I have lost my ability to fully process language,” Fetterman, 54, said in front of the panel at the Senate Special Committee on Aging, describing the “profound” benefit technology had on his life.
“Because I live in a political environment, I was ridiculed and made fun of...