John Fetterman has been discharged from the hospital and might be again within the Senate on Monday
Senator Fetterman’s office issued a statement saying the tests found no evidence of a stroke or seizure. Fetterman has been discharged from the hospital and will return to Senate work on Monday.
Communications director Joe Calvello said in a statement to PolitcusUSA: “A few minutes ago, Senator John Fetterman was released from George Washington University Hospital. In addition to the CT, CTA, and MRI tests that ruled out a stroke, his EEG test results were normal with no evidence of seizures. John looks forward to spending some quality time with his family and returning to the Senate on Monday.”
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As many Americans know, recovery from a major health event like a stroke is often non-linear. It’s been a busy week for Senate Democrats with President Biden’s State of the Union and their withdrawal.
Some in the conservative media have rejoiced, or appeared to rejoice, over Fetterman’s hospitalization, but their reaction is an indictment of the lack of compassion that the Trump-influenced far right often lacks.
The important point is that Senator Fetterman is fine and will get back to work when the Senate reconvenes Monday to provide a working-class voice on the issues that matter most to his Keystone state constituents.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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