Last updated on January 21, 2021
Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman is a verified Shakespeare when it comes to crafting articulate, downright eloquent takedowns of the worst GOP members.
Take his recent Josh Hawley takedown for example. Fetterman, who just announced a prospective Senate bid, guested on a Daily Beast podcast recently and unloaded on the senator from Missouri who championed Trump’s Electoral College challenge. Speaking to host and former GOP campaign consultant Rick Wilson, Fetterman called out Hawley for refusing to recognize Pennsylvania’s electoral votes, and for at least indirectly inspiring the attack by MAGA supporters on Capitol Hill last week.
“You know, he went to Stanford and Yale Law,” Fetterman said when addressing Hawley’s actions last week. “He knows better than anybody that this is all garbage. And this is the point, and that’s what makes him so reprehensible. You know, I don’t care what your political beliefs are. If you’re willing to damage and endanger over your ambition, your soul is dipped in dogsh*t. I don’t know how else to say it.”
Fetterman sees a connection between the state GOP’s recent refusal to seat (since resolved) the elected senator for the 45th district, Jim Brewster, and their persistent refusal to acknowledge Biden’s win.
“The GOP has become a party of ‘democracy for me, but not for thee,’” says Fetterman. “‘The voters love us — that’s why I won this race — but if you won your race, it’s because you cheated,’ or ‘it was rigged,’ and all this other nonsense.
“Like I get it, Joe Biden isn’t your President, but he is the president,” explains Fetterman. “And we can’t get to a place as a country where we tolerate that kind of sentiment. It’s just so disruptive. Now, so yeah, it’s a straight line, quite frankly. You have people arguing, like Mike Kelly, that ‘My race was true and there wasn’t any fraud in my race, but that Joe Biden, well it was rigged for him.'”
“I mean,” he concludes, “it’s just logically, ethically, morally, spiritually bankrupt.”
Days after saying he’s eyeing a run for the U.S. Senate, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has raised half a million dollars.
Fetterman tweeted Monday morning, saying 15,000 contributions came in from all 50 states and 63 out of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
He confirmed he’s exploring a run for the United States Senate next year to KDKA Political Editor Jon Delano Friday afternoon.
“We’re exploring the race,” Fetterman said. “We’re talking about it. We’re taking a look at everything. And that’s honestly where we are at.”
Party primaries to pick nominees are more than 16 months away, but that’s not stopping people from announcing interest in running for office.
Fetterman will not be alone in the Democratic primary. Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan from Chester County and Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh are exploring bids too, according to Democratic strategist Mike Minus.
Let’s keep up the momentum. Click here to donate to Fetterman’s campaign.
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