The news that a section of I-95 in Philadelphia had partially collapsed was shocking to Philadelphians on Sunday morning. It happened after a driver of an oil tanker “rolled” his truck around a curve, hitting the northbound lanes of the interstate and causing a massive explosion.
Here’s the video for those who missed the accident:
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The driver of the tanker was 53-year-old Nathaniel Moody.
The northbound lanes collapsed completely, while the southbound lane was compromised. The situation has created a lot of frustration for drivers who have to take detours, and also want to find out when they can expect their commute to return to normal.
Local and state officials, as well as members of Congress who represent the most affected constituents by this tragic accident, are all in a position to help.
This brings us to Senator John Fetterman, D-Pa., who on Wednesday, attended a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, where he spoke about the overpass collapse and other transportation issues that his state faces. He also called out the Federal Highway Administration, accusing it of “dragging its heels in implementing expert advice for making streets safe.”
One moment in the hearing was difficult to watch. It had nothing to do with either the accident or the tragic death, but rather how Fetterman spoke to a witness.
I will not translate it. Watch it to see what you think:
Senator John Fetterman on the I-95 bridge collapse in Philadelphia:
“I, uh, would just, um, really like to, you know — the 95, 95, 95. You know?” pic.twitter.com/QN84NhBmpS
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I’m no doctor and I understand that stroke patients recover at different rates. But, it was still painful to watch. It brought back memories of what his doctors told us a month ago, when Fetterman first returned to the Senate, in April, after he checked himself into Walter Reed Army Medical Center for severe depression in February.
CNN’s Manu Raju reported that the senator’s doctor recently told him that he would be “as good as or better than his greatest days post-stroke.”
Raju noted that “Fetterman has been in hospital for so long because doctors are trying to balance his medication exactly,” a source said. When he was admitted to GW Hospital last month, doctors discovered that his blood pressure medication was too high. This may have caused dizziness.
We’re now two months after Fetterman resumed his duties as a Senator in person, but we still see so-called reporters scurrying to clean up and rewrite Fetterman quotes, which staffers had to rewrite so that they made sense. Meanwhile, Fetterman is giving incoherent Press Conferences with fellow Senators in sweat suits. As the video above and others show, Fetterman does not appear “better or as good as his best days after a stroke.” He looks like he would be better off at home resting, rather than trying to keep up during a Senate Hearing.
I consider this to be abuse.
I have said it before: I think that what Democrats, including his staffers and the mainstream media, are doing to Fetterman, is wrong. And what we see him do during hearings, etc., just proves this point.