The wife of Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA), who asked to be hospitalized last week for clinical depression, said in a series of tweets that she fled the country to Canada with the couple’s two children in the aftermath, the Western Journal reported.
“1 week ago today when the news dropped, the kids were off from school and media trucks circled our home. I did the first thing I could think of … pack them in the car and drive,” Giselle Fetterman tweeted about the ordeal on Friday.
She then said she and her three children ended up in Canada and Buffalo, New York, apparently having had their passports along for whatever reason.
“We talked about lots of hard things and how we will all have to face hard things. About the need to be gentle … with all and with ourselves,” she said.
Joy and fun
She said that they went ziplining over Niagra Falls as part of the trip. One of the children got stuck, and she talked to them about an open mind and flexibility.
“We also talked about how joy and fun can and must still exist, even when someone we love is in pain. And tomorrow? Who knows. Will try all over again.”
It was unclear whether the family was still across the border or whether they had returned home to Pennsylvania.
Both of the state’s Democrat senators are currently not on Capitol Hill, with Sen. Bob Casey Jr. having just had surgery for prostate cancer last week.
Fetterman election a mistake
Obviously, it was a mistake to elect Fetterman, who has already been hospitalized twice and needs a teleprompter just to speak on the Senate floor.
Fetterman had reportedly been struggling to adjust to his new job, and privately worried that continuing to campaign after his stroke in May might have hindered his recovery and caused permanent damage.
It’s a sad situation, and one that many blame Giselle for, saying she should have pulled him out of the campaign rather than facilitate him continuing in the race.
The Democrat powers-that-be covered up as much of Fetterman’s mental condition as they could, and then tried to shame voters into voting for him by championing his disability and insisting he could do his job.
Those tactics, combined with a GOP split over their candidate, TV personality Dr. Oz, pushed Fetterman over the finish line in the swing state.
Governor Josh Shapiro (D) said he will not ask Fetterman to resign because of the hospitalizations and that he thinks Fetterman will “come back stronger than ever” after treatment.