Fetterman shares a hearty laugh after having Biden-like blunder: ‘He knew what he did there’

A Biden-level blunder was in fact a laughing matter for Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman (D) who couldn’t contain his delight Thursday.

While President Joe Biden made a fool of himself for the umpteenth time, donning his aviators in slow-motion after Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni graciously guided him back as he’d wandered away from G7 leaders, the Pennsylvania lawmaker’s lacking pretentiousness lit-up the legislative chambers.

Presiding over the Senate leading into the body’s customary three-day weekend, C-SPAN video of Fetterman showed as the rarely besuited elected official read the formal statement to adjourn, but fell short of catching himself before he added the prompted direction to gavel out in his oration.

“Under the previous order, the Senate stands adjourned until 3 p.m. on Monday. Bang gavel,” deadpanned the senator before immediately realizing what he had said causing him to lean back in the chair with laughter.

The reaction from the stroke-recovering senator, widely known for bucking dress codes with shorts and a hooded sweatshirt, was noticeably different from that of the resident-in-chief who’d had his own similar blunder in April while addressing North America’s Building Trades Union National Legislative Conference.

“Imagine what we can do next. Four more years,” Biden stated, striking a tone of inspiration before readily deflating any notion of confidence by reading off the instructions on the teleprompter. “Pause.”

As outspoken conservative actor James Woods had put it, “It’s terrifying at this point.”

Meanwhile, in addition to the midterm election year medical mishap that had befallen Fetterman which left the elected official requiring a talk-to-text device to help communicate, the freshman senator’s gavel gaffe came only days after he and his wife, Gisele Fetterman, were reportedly responsible for a two-vehicle accident while driving in Maryland.

A statement from the Maryland State Police detailed, “According to a preliminary investigation, a Chevrolet Traverse and a Chevrolet Impala were both traveling west on I-70 when for unknown reasons, the Traverse struck the rear of the Impala. The driver of the Traverse is identified as John Fetterman, 54, of Pennsylvania.”

“A passenger in the Traverse and the operator of the Impala were transported by ambulance to War Memorial Hospital in West Virginia for treatment of their injuries,” the MSP had added while, as Fetterman had suffered a bruised shoulder, a spokesperson had indicated the couple was “doing well and happy to be back in Braddock,” where they live.

Like his unapologetic support for Israel in the face of terrorist sympathizing trolls, the ready ease with which Fetterman laughed off his own mistake endeared him in a nonpartisan way as social media reactions welcomed the spontaneous show of humanity.

“I’m not a Democrat,” noted one, “but I am happy to see how far he’s come since his stroke. And unlike a majority of our politicians, he just seems like a regular guy.”

Kevin Haggerty


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