Democratic Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania has playfully announced that he does not have a body double.
Fetterman, who entered Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be treated for clinical depression in February and was discharged at the end of March, returned to the Senate this week.
The lawmaker, who just took office earlier this year, posted a video poking fun at the idea that he has a look-alike stand-in.
In the video, Fetterman said that while he was at the hospital, "the fringy fringies" concoted the "conspiracy." But right after he declared in the video that the body double idea is "not true," the scene cuts to Fetterman wearing a different hoody while pretending to be another person who asks what event he is supposed to do that afternoon. The song "Just the Two of Us" can be heard playing in the background.
"Thought it was time to address the rumor: I do not have a body double," Fetterman's tweet declared.
Fetterman won the Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Pennsylvania last year mere days after suffering a stroke. He went on to defeat Republican candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz during the general election contest.
"I am extremely grateful to the incredible team at Walter Reed. The care they provided changed my life," Fetterman said in a statement last month. "I will have more to say about this soon, but for now I want everyone to know that depression is treatable, and treatment works. This isn't about politics — right now there are people who are suffering with depression in red counties and blue counties. If you need help, please get help."
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