- When Sen. John Fetterman was asked about his political future, he pivoted to his eldest son instead.
- Fetterman checked into the hospital for treatment for depression on his eldest son’s birthday.
- The senator said emotionally that now that his son is home, he wants to celebrate his birthday.
When Sen. John Fetterman opened up about treating clinical depression in an interview aired on Sunday, he got emotional when talking about his family.The same day he turned 14, Walter Reed National Military Note that I checked in at the medical center ・My eldest son’s birthday.
‘It makes me sad,’ said a Pennsylvania Democrat interviewing CBS “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley took command two days before she was discharged from the hospital.
“The day I was hospitalized was my son’s birthday.
Fetterman said he was saddened to have to undergo hospital treatment on that day in February.
Pauly then suggested that the day could be “renewed” for both Fetterman and his son to celebrate.
“It’s a good look,” said Fetterman. “I’m looking forward to doing that.”
Asked if Fetterman, the former mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, and former lieutenant governor of the state, had ambitions beyond the Senate, Pauley said that the 53-year-old Fetterman is a “young man” in politics. He pointed out that he was considered a “man.” world.
He talked about his family instead, especially his eldest son.
“My wish is to take my son to the restaurant we were supposed to go to for his birthday, but I couldn’t because I checked myself out for depression,” he continued. . He’s a worthy Pennsylvania husband and a senator kind of guy. ”
Last year’s Pennsylvania Senate election was considered one of the most competitive in the nation. In 2016, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump narrowly defeated Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the way to win the White House, and in 2020, current President Joe Biden won Trump in the state. defeated by one point.
But in the end, Fetterman won 51% to 46%, giving Democrats a key seat and a 51 to 49 majority in the Senate.