John Fetterman, the newly elected senator from Pennsylvania, created a viral sensation on Friday when he attempted to say “water” during an event at a Philadelphia water treatment plant with President Joe Biden. Unfortunately, Fetterman, who had suffered a stroke in the past, was unable to find the word and instead said “work.” The speech was focused on clean water, which is a major concern for half of American families.
John Fetterman says we have to ensure "everyone has clean, safe, [awkward pause] clean drinking werk" pic.twitter.com/pItH8QgiZt
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 3, 2023
President Biden praised Fetterman for his hard work and dedication to the country, despite only being in office for one month. However, many people were concerned about Fetterman’s mental state after this incident. A video of the event quickly spread across social media, with some people mocking Fetterman’s condition and others expressing anger that Republicans were making fun of someone who had suffered a stroke.
Yeah, PA proud.
— Marty Carreras (@carrematalking) February 4, 2023
This is just fine & normal now.
— Sue Felago (@sfelago) February 4, 2023
Making fun of a guy recovering from a stroke.
There really is no limit to how low you'll go.
— David Rudlin (@BaldyRuddRudd) February 4, 2023
Regardless of the arguments about who should and shouldn’t be criticizing Fetterman’s mental capacity, it is clear that he is not fit for office. This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of electing officials who are mentally and physically capable of taking on the responsibilities of their positions. It also serves as a reminder that those who have suffered a stroke should not be mocked or ridiculed, but rather supported and encouraged in their recovery.
The incident has sparked a larger conversation about the importance of electing officials who are capable of fulfilling their duties. It has also highlighted the need to be more understanding and supportive of those who have suffered a stroke. As the nation continues to grapple with this issue, it is important to remember that everyone deserves respect and compassion, regardless of their physical or mental condition.
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