President Joe Biden will visit Pennsylvania on Thursday to support Democratic Senate Candidate John Fetterman.
The president will visit Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to offer remarks on infrastructure prior to heading to Philadelphia for a Fetterman fundraising dinner.
Fetterman is not slated to make a public appearance alongside Biden in Pittsburgh, but he is likely to attend the president’s fundraiser behind closed doors. At fundraisers, White House media usually have some access to the president’s opening comments.
Fetterman’s health has remained a source of concern since suffering a stroke just days before the Democratic primary in May.
Democratic democratic contender Senate John Fetterman speaks at Nether Providence Elementary School in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 15, 2022. On November 8, 2022, elections will be held across the country.
His health issues were brought to light last week when he exhibited his inability to recognize basic sentences and words in an interview with NBC.
Fetterman needs a closed-captioning device to read, interpret, and understand voiced questions, which he plans to use at his lone debate with Republican opponent Dr. Mehmet Oz on Oct. 25.
Fetterman is losing ground in the polls as Republicans continue to seek more information about his health and target his liberal record.
According to a recent AARP poll, Fetterman only leads Oz by two points, a four-point shift from June.
When speaking with voters on the campaign road, Fetterman has periods of incoherence.
Although it is uncertain whether Biden will directly address Fetterman’s health issues, the president will claim that his infrastructure program has benefited Pennsylvanians.
The president has his own public speaking challenges since he frequently forgets fundamental dates and facts during his speeches and White House functions.
Biden’s advisers have dismissed the president’s missteps as the result of a childhood stammer that he worked hard to overcome.
However, his “Where’s Jackie?” incident in September, in which he gave a major shoutout to a Congresswoman who passed in Aug., caused even the establishment media to doubt the president’s mental competency.
Fetterman has kept Biden at arm’s length, attending only a few events with the president.
But, as he tours across the state, Biden continues to endorse Fetterman.
“I want John Fetterman in there with me if I have to be in a foxhole. I’ll tell you what, I’d like to have John with me in there. me. I mean that truly,” he stated in September during a Labor Day ceremony in Pittsburgh.