Fetterman Leaves Walter Reed After Six Weeks

Freshman Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Friday after six weeks of treatment for “severe clinical depression.” Since he was admitted on February 15, Fetterman hasn’t been able to talk to anyone. Only a few staged pictures of him with his family and staff have been made public.

His staff released a medical summary that said Fetterman had severe speech problems and was in bad shape when he was admitted. However, they also said he was now fit with hearing aids and could go back to the Senate. The summary said that when Fitterman was admitted six weeks ago, he had stopped eating and drinking and that his symptoms had gotten worse over the previous eight weeks. In other words, his staff and wife almost killed him by driving him into the ground when he wasn’t fit to be a senator.

Fetterman’s official Senate Twitter account posted a picture of him giving the camera a thumbs up as he got ready to get in a car on Friday. He looked thin and emotionless.

CBS News gave a sneak peek of an interview with Fetterman in which he would talk about his depression:

Fetterman’s spokesman, Joe Calvello, said in a statement that Fetterman had already returned home to Braddock, Pennsylvania: “NEWS: Sen. Fetterman was discharged from Walter Reed and is now back in Braddock.” Since the Senate is on break for the next two weeks, John will spend time with his family and constituents in Pennsylvania. On April 17, when the Senate session starts back up again, John will go back to Washington, D.C.

The statement was also posted with the photo, “I am so happy to be home. I’m excited to be the father and husband I want to be, and the senator Pennsylvania deserves. Pennsylvanians have always had my back, and I will always have theirs…I am extremely grateful to the incredible team at Walter Reed. The care they provided changed my life. I will have more to say about this soon, but for now I want everyone to know that depression is treatable, and treatment works…This isn’t about politics — right now there are people who are suffering with depression in red counties and blue counties. If you need help, please get help.”

Fetterman, his wife, and his staff have been lying, misleading, and playing down his health problems since before his debilitating, near-fatal stroke in May.

In October, Doctor Clifford Chen, who gave money to Fetterman’s campaign, said in a statement that Fetterman was qualified to serve. He was only a senator for two months before he got in trouble.

If the doctors at Walter Reed are telling the truth about Fetterman, he should be able to work. Dr. David Williamson, who is the head of neuropsychiatry, wrote this medical summary:




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