Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., recently recognized how important former President Donald Trump is in his home state, arguing that there was a reason to “respect” Trump as he was using his position to strengthen GOP voters despite the fact that he is currently facing a number of indictments.
On Friday, during an interview published in the New York Times, Fetterman was asked whether he thought Trump’s indictment was going to have a negative political effect on him. In response, he noted that it did not matter. He then said he was a senator and that so far the two impeachments have not changed anything. He argued that support for Trump can still be seen in signs across the state which is something that one must respect.
Fetterman proceeded to argue that there were certain limits that are self-imposed which dictate how well Trump is able to perform in Pennsylvania but also suggested that many people in the state-supported him and that he was a competitive candidate.
Fetterman has been serving as a senator in Pennsylvania for over 6 months. In the interview, he was asked about his concerns regarding President Biden’s age, to which he replied that the President was still “aware” and “sharp” despite his age. He further said that no one cared about his age as it was not something one could change. However, as he claimed after spending time with Biden it is clear that he is really for the 2024 presidential race.
Ever since his campaign Fetterman has had to deal with a lot of concerns regarding his own health, as he suffered from a stroke last May.