(ConservativeCore.com)- The newly elected Democratic Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on February 15 to get treatment for his depression.
He’s been hospitalized twice since taking office in January.
He went there for two days in February because he was dizzy. This is his second time in the hospital since that time. Although no official timetable has been released, reports say Fetterman will be hospitalized for at least another week.
According to his office, Fetterman is expected to return to work in the Senate as soon as he can leave the hospital.
Shortly after avoiding death from a stroke in the fall of 2022, Fetterman was elected to the U.S. Senate. Fetterman promised the general public that he would recover fully. But, his auditory processing difficulties persist as a result of the stroke. To help him carry out his duties in the Senate, he makes use of closed-captioning technology and the assistance of professional transcribers.
His chief of staff, Adam Jentleson, shared pictures of the senator while he was still in the hospital, and at the beginning of this month, people close to Senator Fetterman indicated that he was “well on his route to recovery.”
On Thursday, New York Democrat, and Senate Majority Leader, Charles Schumer was asked when he thought Fetterman would return to work. Schumer was unable to provide a precise window of availability.
Schumer said the plan is to give him the time and space to recuperate. He said that would be fair and correct.
Due to Senator Fetterman’s absence, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have prevented the Senate from unanimously voting on any issue since August 2022. (R-KY). Because of this, the Senate’s legislative process has slowed down.
McConnell, 81, recuperates from a concussion after a fall, while Feinstein, 89, mends from shingles.