Breitbart News reports that the Democrat nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, continues to withhold his medical records after multiple calls from local and national media to release them.
Fetterman suffered a stroke in May, days before winning the Democrat primary, and has struggled with his words during public appearances since. The candidate has acknowledged that he has “auditory processing” issues, and due to this, Fetterman said he “might miss a word every now and then” or he “might mush two together.”
The Washington Post Editorial Board called on Fetterman to make public his medical records earlier this month. On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board did the same and pressed him to release the complete results of a recent cognitive test.
The day after the Post-Gazette’s article, Fetterman’s opponent Dr. Mehmet Oz received a physical evaluation of “excellent” from his doctor and made the results public. Fetterman went on the offensive rather than release his own records.
“Today Dr. Oz confirmed that he does not actually live in Pennsylvania, because no one who does would have a primary care doctor on 5th Avenue in Manhattan…” he began. “In June, I released a letter from my doctor where he clearly stated that I am fit to serve. Dr. Oz built his entire career by lying to people about health. I trust my actual doctors over the opinion of a charlatan who played one on TV,” blathered Fetterman.
Oz called Fetterman’s comments “desperate and pathetic”: “[Y]our hometown paper AND The Washington Post called on you to release your medical records, John, not me!”