On "The News & Why It Matters," BlazeTV host Sara Gonzales and guests Jaco Booyens and Grant Stinchfield discussed Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman's disastrous interview with CNN host Don Lemon on Tuesday.
During "CNN This Morning," Lemon repeatedly questioned Fetterman, who suffered a stroke in May, on whether he intends to let his doctors take questions from the press before the election. But Fetterman's answers could be described as the very definition of "word salad."
"Do you think it would help if you let your doctors brief the press before election night?" Lemon asked.
"I think we've been pretty transparent. You know, we've had our doctors just be very clear that they're here, that we're able to, and fit to to to serve," Fetterman responded. "From my point, you know, we've been, also been very transparent in terms of showing up at the debate. And very transparent about, you know, having events in front of thousands and thousands of Pennsylvanians for months, and I was again no, it was no secret that I was going to miss some words. I was going to mush some words together, and, as we've been very clear, in the debate and during this interview, I'm, I've been using captioning as well, too. I believe we've been pretty transparent to give all the voters to make it their choice."
"I'm asking the question for the voters, because the voters may ask, may wonder, is there a reason that you don't want your doctors to take questions? That's why I keep asking," Lemon said.
After a lengthy pause, Fetterman added, "I just believe that we have our doctors just weigh in on that, and they believe that I'm fit, uh, fit to serve."
Sara questioned Fetterman's claims of transparency, pointing out that the Democratic candidate has refused requests to release his full medical records, and added, "You know, when you have this guy [Lemon], this CNN hack, who is actually pressing you in this manner and you are a Democrat, you're screwed."
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