Freshman Senator John Fetterman (D-Pa.) has encountered a series of health issues since he took office.

The issues began with a stroke that he had on the campaign trail during the 2022 Senate election, where people who questioned his fitness for office were attacked and called ableist by Democratic politicians and the media.

Fetterman once again had to go to the hospital earlier this month after he reported feeling lightheaded, though his aides claim it was not related to his stroke.

The New York Times and Fetterman’s aides have “Had to come to terms with the fact that he may have set himself back permanently by not taking the recommended amount of rest during the campaign.” The Times article stated in a shocking admission that contradicted Fetterman’s own statements during the campaign.

On Wednesday, Fetterman was admitted to a hospital for the third time this year after reportedly suffering from clinical depression.

The Daily Caller Reports

Democratic Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Wednesday to receive treatment for clinical depression, his office said.

“Last night, Senator John Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to receive treatment for clinical depression. While John has experienced depression off and on throughout his life, it only became severe in recent weeks,” Chief of Staff Adam Jentleson said in a Thursday statement.

“On Monday, John was evaluated by Dr. Brian P. Monahan, the Attending Physician of the U.S. Congress. Yesterday, Dr. Monahan recommended inpatient care at Walter Reed. John agreed, and he is receiving treatment on a voluntary basis,” Jentleson continued. “After examining John, the doctors at Walter Reed told us that John is getting the care he needs, and will soon be back to being himself.”

The first-term senator and former lieutenant governor has struggled with severe medical issues since suffering a stroke in May 2022.

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