John Fetterman Remains Hospitalized

Senator is being monitored at George Washington University Hospital
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2023 12:58 AM CST
Updated Feb 10, 2023 12:00 AM CST
John Fetterman Hospitalized
Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., arrives for President Joe Biden's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
UPDATE Feb 10, 2023 12:00 AM CST

John Fetterman was spending his second night in a hospital in Washington, DC, on Thursday night. Doctors did tests including an MRI to rule out a second stroke, but the Democratic senator from Pennsylvania was being monitored for signs of a seizure, according to his spokesperson. As of Thursday night, he had not yet shown any signs of one, the New York Times reports. Tucker Carlson had something to say on the matter on his show Thursday night, noting it was "sad, but also, you wonder, what is going on?" Carlson was among the Republicans who questioned Fetterman's fitness for the Senate when he suffered a stroke while campaigning.

Feb 9, 2023 12:58 AM CST

Sen. John Fetterman was hospitalized Wednesday night after getting lightheaded during a Senate Democratic retreat. Fetterman, who beat Dr. Mehmet Oz in the Pennsylvania race for the seat, suffered a stroke while campaigning, but his campaign says this incident does not appear to be related to that, Fox News reports. His communications director says initial tests did not show evidence of a new stroke, the AP reports. More tests are being carried out as Fetterman remains hospitalized for observation. "He is in good spirits and talking with his staff and family. We will provide more information when we have it," his communications director says.

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