Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) made headlines with his unconventional and somewhat juvenile response to the potential impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
The incident occurred during a press interaction in his Senate office last week, where Fetterman’s comments were anything but typical for a United States senator.
Fetterman, who is serving his first term, was asked about the possible impeachment of President Biden by House Republicans.
His response was not only dismissive, but also laced with profanity. He dared Republicans to proceed with the impeachment, suggesting their efforts were merely a distraction from the legal troubles of former President Trump.
Can someone please explain to me where the tattoos on the inside of his forearms went…… will the real John Fetterman Please stand up‼️ pic.twitter.com/SpjrxmfqqJ
— James Pleickhardt (@JamesPleickhar2) September 12, 2023
The senator’s remarks were not limited to just challenging the Republicans. He went on to mockingly suggest a Biden impeachment would be nothing more than a futile exercise by the right-wing fringe, undermining the gravity of the impeachment process itself.
This reaction, while applauded by his communications director Joe Calvello, has been viewed as bizarre and childish by many.
Adding to the spectacle, Fetterman’s response to NBC News reporter Liz Brown-Kaiser’s question about the impeachment inquiry was theatrical, to say the least.
As he walked through the basement of the Russell Senate building, Fetterman reacted with exaggerated shock and disbelief, mimicking a child’s reaction in a schoolyard. This behavior, coming from a 54-year-old senator, was seen as highly unusual and unbecoming of his position.
Fetterman reacting to the impeachment inquiry. My 11 year old would sound more mature than this guy. Yikes👇 pic.twitter.com/Yoh6n8hUuI
— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) September 12, 2023
Despite suffering a severe stroke in May 2022, which led to depression and hearing issues, Fetterman seems to have bounced back. He regained lost weight and appears to have recovered his sense of humor, albeit one that leans more towards teenage antics than senatorial decorum.
His ability to hear questions has also improved, as evidenced by his response to the reporter’s question without the need for a transcribing device.
Fetterman’s reaction to the impeachment inquiry has been captured and shared on social media platforms, sparking a range of reactions.
While some find his approach refreshing and humorous, others view it as inappropriate and unprofessional, especially considering the seriousness of the subject at hand.
As the story continues to unfold, it remains to be seen how this incident will impact Fetterman’s political career and the impeachment proceedings themselves.