Democrat Says He Has Nothing To Hide Amid Health Problems

( Pennsylvania Democrat Senate candidate John Fetterman, who has been lying low since suffering a stroke shortly before the primary, said in a recent interview that he hasn’t experienced any physical limitations from the stroke and has “nothing to hide” about his health.

Speaking with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last week, the 52-year-old Fetterman said he is walking 4 to 5 miles every day and is able to understand words in conversations. And while he conceded that he sometimes slurs his words, Fetterman was vehement that he hasn’t suffered any memory loss due to the stroke.

Fetterman assured the PPG that his stroke will not prevent him from returning to the campaign trail sometime in the coming weeks.

Fetterman suffered a stroke in mid-May just days before the Pennsylvania primary. He was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a condition that weakens and enlarges the heart. On the day of the primary, his campaign revealed that Fetterman had successfully undergone a procedure to install a pacemaker equipped with a defibrillator.

Five years ago after experiencing swelling in his feet, Fetterman was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and was instructed to return for a follow-up appointment a few months later. However, he failed to get a follow-up until five years later when he suffered a stroke.

Naturally, this has prompted concerns that the Democrat Senate nominee’s health is not up to the challenges of running for office or serving in Washington.

But Fetterman dismisses the concerns, saying he is “feeling really good” and will be returning full-time to campaigning “very soon.”

In the meantime, Fetterman’s campaign has been run almost entirely on Twitter, which isn’t exactly the best medium to reach Pennsylvania voters.

Meanwhile, his Republican opponent, the Trump-endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz has the campaign field to himself.

The Pennsylvania Senate race is the Democrat Party’s best chance to pick up a seat. Currently, the race to replace retiring Republican incumbent Pat Toomey has been listed as a Toss-Up