Democrats seem to be moving to candidates and elected officials who are either extremely aged & demented, very ill, or those with zero experience in running a country.
We saw it with now-Senator John Fetterman who had a stroke while on the campaign trail vs Dr. Oz. Fetterman should have retired from the race but the Democrats wanted the Senate any way possible so he stayed in.
Now, a case of shingles has hospitalized California’s oldest member of Congress, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Senator Feinstein “hopes to return to Washington soon,” one of her representatives said, without providing any further information about the senator’s health. As a result, she will be unable to participate in crucial votes in the Senate.
“I was diagnosed over the February recess with a case of shingles,” A statement from Feinstein read. “I have been hospitalized and am receiving treatment in San Francisco and expect to make a full recovery. I hope to return to the Senate later this month.”
Feinstein, 89, has represented California since 1992. She is the oldest U.S. senator serving. She said she believes she will make a “full recovery.”
The hospitalization of Feinstein comes just weeks after she announced that she would not be running for re-election in 2024 as a member of Congress.
“I am announcing today I will not run for reelection in 2024 but intend to accomplish as much for California as I can through the end of next year when my term ends,” Feinstein said then. “Even with a divided Congress, we can still pass bills that will improve lives. Each of us was sent here to solve problems. That’s what I’ve done for the last 30 years, and that’s what I plan to do for the next two years. My thanks to the people of California for allowing me to serve them.”
BREAKING: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein hospitalized in San Francisco https://t.co/FLGJG7hjWV
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 2, 2023
“Feinstein is one of two Senate Democrats out with illness, which resulted in Vice President Kamala Harris having to break three tied votes this week,” reported Conservative Brief.
It could only get tighter moving forward as it’s unclear when Feinstein and Pennsylvania Democrat Sen. John Fetterman could return.
Key staff for Fetterman released an update on his condition earlier this week as he continues to receive treatment for clinical depression at Walter Reed Medical Center after suffering a major stroke last year.
According to reports, Fetterman, who had a severe stroke in May but went on to win his election against Trump-backed Dr. Mehmet Oz, was evaluated earlier this month by Dr. Brian Monahan, the attending physician of Congress, and subsequently checked himself into the hospital for treatment.
It has been reported that Senator Fetterman has suffered from depression “off and on” for most of his life, according to Adam Jentleson, Adam’s chief of staff who provided an update on Monday regarding Senator Fetterman’s health.
“We don’t have a lot to update folks with since there’s no real news to report except that John is doing well, working with the wonderful doctors, and remains on a path to recovery,” according to a statement issued by Joe Calvello to The Washington Post.
“He is visiting with staff and family daily, and his staff are keeping him updated on Senate business and news,” he added. “We understand the intense interest in John’s status and especially appreciate the flood of well-wishes.”
“However, as we have said this will be a weeks-long process and while we will be sure to keep folks updated as it progresses, this is all there is to give by way of an update,” he continued, adding that the senator’s staff continues to work as per usual on behalf of the senator.
“Our team is moving full speed ahead and working tirelessly for the people of Pennsylvania,” Calvello declared. “Just last week we opened a new office in Erie and will be opening several more offices in the coming weeks.”
Mystery swirls as Fetterman co-sponsors legislation while hospitalized for depression: 'Very unusual' https://t.co/mrqCFNMMHl
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 3, 2023
Yet, he did not provide any updates on Fetterman’s wife, Gisele, who left the country shortly after Fetterman checked into the hospital with the couple’s children and didn’t return after she got out.
As reported by NBC News reporter Dasha Burns earlier in the month, senior aides to Sen. Fetterman indicated to the reporter that, “it’s been difficult to distinguish the stroke from the depression – saying it’s hard to tell at times if Fetterman is ‘not hearing you, or is he sort of crippled by his depression and social anxiety.’”
“A senior aide tells me both the staff and Fetterman himself were taken by surprise by the severe onset of depression,” she continued. “The aide also says this hasn’t compromised his ability to do the job going forward, and he will be back to work once he has taken care of his mental health.”
Democrats are guilty of abuse of the mentally ill and elderly as is evidenced by pushing Biden to stay in office as well as Fetterman.