Fetterman heard voices like the adults in the Peanuts cartoon after the stroke
Sometimes when Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman heard their voices sound like the adults in the cartoon ‘Peanuts’, in which a muted trombone was used to give them impossible language. decipherable.
The New York Times reported on Friday about Fetterman’s struggle to adjust to life in the Senate as he continues to recover from a stroke in May.
The report comes after the Pennsylvania Democrat spent a second night at George Washington University Hospital, testing himself on Wednesday after feeling lightheaded at a Democratic retreat taking place in New York. Washington, DC
Fetterman was discharged from the hospital on Friday, and according to his office, ‘Apart from CT, CTA and MRI tests that ruled out stroke, his EEG test results came back normal, with no evidence. convulsion.’
The 6-foot-8-inch tattooed politician is scheduled to return to the Senate on Monday.
Senator John Fetterman arrived Tuesday night at President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address. Fetterman spent Wednesday and Thursday nights in the hospital after feeling lightheaded at an event in DC on Wednesday
On Friday, the New York Times published a report on Fetterman’s recovery from a stroke, which included a small piece of news that the Pennsylvania Democrat heard voices similar to those of adults. in the cartoon Peanuts – a muted trombone in which the language cannot be read.
Fetterman did not speak to The Times, but aides and allies told the paper that his entry into the Senate was a difficult one, especially since he still struggles with hearing problems. sense.
That means he has to use a transcription tablet to engage in conversations.
Last week, Time magazine reported on the amenities the Senate has given him so far, including installing a screen on Fetterman’s desk in the Senate chamber to provide live captions and equipment. gave him a wireless tablet for the committee hearings.
The Times reported that Fetterman’s hearing problems were inconsistent and often worsened when he was in stressful situations.
His speech also continued to be interrupted and jumbled, evidently when he questioned him during his first hearing as a senator, as a member of the Senate Committee. in Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
However, his office sent the video clips back.
Fetterman won his race, easily the most-watched race in the country, ahead of Trump-backed TV personality Dr Mehmet Oz by 5 points, despite the effects of his stroke. His performance was on full display in the mid-October debates of the candidates.
Colleagues have been doing it in stride.
Senator Amy Klobuchar told The Times: “We’re going to have to learn our own style with it.
She said that she recently experimented with talking to Fetterman’s tablet to give him closed captions of their conversation.
“What I said was correct even when I spoke quickly,” she said. ‘I wanted to make sure it was correct. It’s hard to imagine what he would be like.’
Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez, a Washington Democrat, told the newspaper that she approached Fetterman at a White House reception for new members of Congress, and they exchanged back and forth. about her choice of clothes.
Fetterman, usually wearing shorts and a hoodie, and a vest, Pérez opted for boots, jeans, and a Carhartt jacket.
“I think I’ll have an ally here,” she commented. ‘He said, ‘Why does she get to wear jeans, and I don’t?
Pérez says Fetterman’s tablet allows them to chat easily.
“It was just a small delay,” she described to The Times. ‘I didn’t notice at first that he was using it. Then I was like, ‘Why are they keeping it?’ It took me a minute to understand what was happening.’
But while working with his colleagues, Fetterman didn’t speak to many of the Capitol Hill reporters prowling the hallways due to his hearing processing challenges.
An employee told Time magazine that aides were working on adjustments so Pennsylvania Democrats could participate in those impromptu interviews.
Adam Jentleson, Fetterman’s chief of staff, said: “Before his stroke, he was the kind of person who liked to give and take with reporters. ‘The challenge is to be able to get back there, given the current limitations.’
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