It appears Democrat Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s “Trump-voting Republican” parents are not Trump-voting Republicans, but card-carrying Democrats. In what seems to be an attempt to paint himself as an everyman candidate who is more Pennsylvanian than partisan, Fetterman apparently talked his parents into claiming they are Trump voters and Republicans in one of his senate campaign ads.
“We want to tell you something about John Fetterman. He was raised by two Trump-voting Republicans right here in this house in York,” Karl and Susan Fetterman claim in the 30-second video. “Us!”
The problem is that Fetterman’s parents are not Trump supporters or Republicans. According to voting records obtained by The Federalist, Susan and Karl Fetterman have been voting Democrat for at least six years—beginning when the couple registered as Democrats to vote in the 2016 primaries.
Lies have become the central theme of the Fetterman campaign, starting with the claim that the candidate possesses the physical and mental capacity to carry out the basic duties of being a senator. In May, Fetterman, in his words, “almost died” from a stroke. Despite Fetterman and the corporate media practically screaming at the American people that he is fit as a fiddle, his facade of supposedly pristine health crumbled completely when he took to the debate stage last week to face off against his Republican opponent Mehmet Oz. “Hi, goodnight everybody,” were the first words Fetterman uttered onstage on that disastrous, painful-to-watch night.
“My doctor believes that I’m fit to be serving. And that’s what I believe is where I’m standing,” said Fetterman, in another grammatically confusing statement which ironically proved further that he is not fit to serve in the Senate.
Perhaps Fetterman’s worst moment during the debate last Tuesday happened when he was confronted with his own position on fracking, an important issue for Pennsylvanian voters since Pennsylvania is the second-largest producer of natural gas and the fracking industry is a central part of its economy. In a 2018 interview, Fetterman stated “I don’t support fracking at all, and I never have.” When asked about his 2018 statement during the debate, Fetterman’s brain appeared to short circuit. After a long pause, the lieutenant governor falsely sputtered, “I do support fracking, and I don’t, I don’t — I support fracking, and I stand, and I do support fracking.”
The Fetterman campaign is built on lies, beginning with the lies he and others have been telling for months about his health, claiming he is fit for office despite not even being fit to run his own campaign. Fetterman brazenly lied about fracking Tuesday, and we now know he lied about his parents’ voting record, too. If Fetterman is bold enough to lie about his obvious health complications, his position on fracking, and his parents’ verifiable voting record, what else is he willing to lie about?