CNN’s and Sen. John Fetterman’s credibility problem were on full display on Thursday after assurances regarding the senator’s health were met with great skepticism.
The latest assurances came from CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju who said she had spoken with Fetterman’s physician and expects him to be home within “two weeks” and that he will be “as good or better than his best days post-stroke.”
Many question the positive update, citing how in the past Fetterman’s physicians assured concerned voters that he had recovered from his May 2022 stroke and was fit for the rigors of the office.
However, the same month he took office, Fetterman returned to the hospital. The following month he admitted himself into a mental health facility where he has received inpatient treatment since Feb. 17.
Notably, the Western Journal ran a headline reading: “CNN Correspondent Posts New Update on John Fetterman’s Health, But People Aren’t Buying It.”
Republicans have asserted that media outlets did not properly report on Fetterman’s health situation during the 2022 campaign — many allege that full disclosure would have changed the outcome in the tight race with challenger Dr. Mehmet Oz (R).
Fetterman’s recovery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has been shrouded in secrecy. Raju attempted to allay concerns by providing an update on Fetterman’s health on Wednesday:
“John Fetterman is making progress in his recovery from clinical depression and could leave Walter Reed within next two weeks,” Raju reported.
Raju added: “A person close to the Senator told me. The Senator’s physician recently informed him that he will be ‘as good or better than his best days post-stroke.'”
Raju later noted in a tweet: “Fetterman’s stay has lasted this long because the doctors have been trying to get his “medication balance exactly right,” per source. For instance, doctors learned his blood pressure med was too high, which may have contributed to dizziness when he went to GW hospital last month.”
Tim Young, a conservative writer, editor and comedian, tweeted his skepticism with just four words “Prove it. Show video.”
Scroll down to leave a comment and share your thoughts.