Head of Republican Party mocks speaking abilities of Fetterman, Biden


Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel on Thursday criticized the ability to speak of Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate who is recovering from a stroke, and President Biden, who grew up with the speech.

McDaniel was interviewed by radio host Hugh Hewitt about the news that Biden and Vice President Harris plan to appear at a political rally in Philadelphia on Friday to support Fetterman and other Pennsylvania Democrats. of the election.

“No one wants them unless the race is disastrous,” Hewitt said, adding that Democrats across the country have been calling for Biden and Harris to stay away.

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Hewitt, a reporter for the Washington Post, added, “I don’t see the danger of a third political party between us.” cameras and microphones, because you put these three together and they can say anything, Ronna.”

“Well, maybe they can get a full sentence,” McDaniel replied.

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) and Mehmet Oz (R) square off in their first debate in Harrisburg, Pa., on October 25. (Video: JM Rieger/Washington Post)

McDaniel indicated that he agreed with Hewitt about the undesired nature of the race with Biden and Harris, predicting that Fetterman “draws the short straw.”

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“I think all the candidates got together and said, ‘Which one of us should run with Biden?’ [Fetterman] drew the short straw,” McDaniel said.

He added, “So Biden said, ‘Between the two of us, we can finish a sentence.’ “

Fetterman, who suffered a stroke in May, is locked in a tight race in Pennsylvania with Republican Mehmet Oz, a prominent physician.

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During Tuesday night’s debate, Fetterman occasionally stumbled over his words and spoke incoherently.

During a televised conference call on Thursday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Fetterman’s performance should give voters pause.

“Even the Democrats at CNN are ashamed of who their nominee is and how they can get the job done,” McCarthy said. “This is a big job in the Senate.”

McDaniel is not the first prominent Republican to criticize someone with a disability. During the 2015 campaign, Donald Trump followed a reporter with a joint that restricted the movement of his hands.

The campaign of Hillary Clinton sought to use the image of Trump to do so against her in the campaign.


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