Asked during a U.S. Senate Environment Committee hearing Wednesday to speak about the recent highway collapse in Philadelphia, freshman Sen. John Fetterman raised eyebrows with hi rambling, almost incoherent remarks.
Committee chairman Sen. Tom Carper invited Fetterman to give a comment or two on the I-95 highway collapse that happened Sunday when a tanker truck containing thousands of gallons of gasoline caught fire underneath the overpass, melting the metal beams supporting it and causing the highway to collapse.
Fetterman began by saying, “Uh no, I – uh, would just, um, really like to, you know — the 95, 95, 95. You know?”
Gesturing towards the chairman, he continued, “Obviously, you know, you’re pretty much preoccupied with uh 95. And uh, I certainly am, too. And we know it’s a major atery [sic], not just for Pennsylvania but for the East Coast. And a lot of Pennsylvanians are worried that the delays in repairs bring to its standstill deal.”
A brief clip of these opening comments quickly went viral, and as the leftwing media loves to say, “Republicans pounced!”
2024 U.S. congressional candidate from North Carolina, Sandy Smith remarked, “This is a sitting US Senator. Our country is in serious trouble.”
“he’s not well… and his wife and DNC don’t care as long as the dems have a senate seat,” the Hammer and Nigel radio show said.
Political strategist Joey Mannarino stated sarcastically, “Couldn’t have said it better myself. Keep voting Democrat, Philly.”
OutKick founder Clay Travis posted a sarcastic reply of his own, tweeting, “John Fetterman weighs in on the I-95 collapse as only he can. Profound, trenchant, eloquent. Good choice, Pennsylvania.”