Chuck Schumer is facing one question where the wrong answer will cost him everything
In 2021, Chuck Schumer finally ascended to the position of Senate Majority Leader.
Schumer spent decades working towards that goal.
But now Chuck Schumer is facing one question where the wrong answer will cost him everything.
Republicans only need to win a net gain of one seat in the Senate to flip control of the chamber and oust Schumer as Majority Leader.
One key to that effort is holding on to the open Senate seat in Pennsylvania, where GOP nominee Dr. Oz is taking on far-Left Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman.
Polls show Fetterman holding a small lead, but he’s largely been off the campaign train since suffering a massive stroke in May.
Fetterman’s team limits him to no more than 10 minutes of speaking, and he only sat for one interview with a friendly MSNBC host while his wife sat by his side to monitor him.
Fetterman’s handlers kept him under wraps because in public it is clear that the stroke debilitated him, as he cannot form coherent sentences or organize his thoughts.
This led to Fetterman ducking debates with Dr. Oz.
But now the media is turning against Fetterman’s version of Joe Biden’s hiding in the basement strategy.
The Pittsburgh-Post Gazette published a lead editorial saying that if Fetterman was unwilling to debate Dr. Oz, then it would prove that he is physically unable to serve in the Senate.
The editorial read:
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. and U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman has not fully recovered from the serious stroke he suffered in May. His campaign has acknowledged his obvious struggles with “auditory processing” and speech, but the persistence of those struggles has contrasted with the campaign’s rosier predictions of a return to the rigors of campaigning, including debating his opponent, Mehmet Oz.
If Mr. Fetterman is not well enough to debate his opponent, that raises serious concerns about his ability to serve as a United States senator.
Even though the left-wing editorial writers whined that Dr. Oz’s campaign mocked Fetterman for ducking debates, they admitted he raised a valid point about Fetterman’s fitness for office.
“That said, Mr. Oz has raised legitimate concerns. If Mr. Fetterman’s communication skills have not yet recovered sufficiently to effectively debate his opponent, many voters will have concerns about his ability to represent them effectively in Washington. While he has gamely undertaken more campaign events and media interviews in recent weeks, Mr. Fetterman still speaks haltingly and relies on closed captioning to fully understand his conversation partners,” the editorial stated.
If Republicans win this race, they will likely win the Senate.
Dr. Oz is a weak candidate because of his past support for gun control, abortion, and transgender surgeries for minor children.
Fetterman’s stroke and obvious inability to perform his duties should he win the election has reset the race.