A Giant Zero: Fetterman Unable To Answer Reporters’ Questions

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, meets with Democratic senators-elect John Fetterman (R), of Pennsylvania, and Peter Welch (L), of Vermont, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on November 15, 2022. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Rebecca Katz, an advisor to new Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. John Fetterman, admonished reporters for yelling questions at Fetterman.
  • “He is still recovering from a stroke and has lingering auditory processing challenges. The way Hill reporters are used to yelling questions at Senators will not work here,” Katz wrote on Twitter.
  • Stephen L. Miller of The Spectator fired back, “John Fetterman is not deaf. He does not wear hearing aides…are we to understand he cannot understand words being spoken to him?”

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