Democrat Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) has been widely mocked after delivering an incoherent speech on the picket line that was meant to inspire and motivate the striking auto workers in Michigan.
Fetterman addressed the United Auto Workers (UAW) who launched a strike last week against the Big Three automakers.
During his comments, Fetterman tried to take a swipe at the CEOs of America’s major vehicle manufacturers but his scrambled mumblings left most people scratching their heads in confusion.
Speaking on Tuesday about the ongoing strike, Fetterman stated:
“My message to the, the CEOs, CEOs is, you know, it’s $74 million, you know, collectively earning that, you know, how many yachts can they need, you know, to, to yacht, to water, uh, ski behind it, you know.
“I mean, it’s, it’s crazy.
“You know, I don’t, my message,” he concluded.
Sharing a video of Fetterman’s comments, Trending Politics co-owner Colin Rugg mocked the senator’s speech as a “powerful message” that was “truly inspirational.”
Senator John Fetterman delivers a powerful message in support of the United Auto Workers.
“My message to the, the CEOs, CEOs is, you know, it's $74 million, you know, collectively earning that, you know, how many yachts can they need, you know, to, to… pic.twitter.com/FwlPdWB39o
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) September 19, 2023
Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) notably altered the chamber’s dress code.
Senators will no longer be required to dress smartly in the Senate, ending a historic tradition.
To many, the move is perceived as accommodating Fetterman’s notoriously slovenly attire.
While some see this as a reflection of changing times, progressives view it as a nod to Fetterman’s unique style and individuality within the political landscape.
Critics argue that Fetterman dresses like a “slob,” however, and should make an effort while representing his constituents in the United States Senate.
Fetterman has faced a number of challenges in communicating clearly during his first term in the Senate.
A significant portion of his behavior can be attributed to his recovery from a stroke.
His stroke recovery necessitated the use of assistive technology in the Senate, where Senators are typically not allowed to use their phones.
Fetterman’s return to the Senate after a six-week medical leave for depression and other mental health issues has also been a cause for concern.
His journey back to full duty in the Senate has been closely watched and widely reported.
However, there is no medical reason that prevents Fetterman from wearing a suit in the Senate.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has decided to skip the GOP presidential debate.
Instead, he has chosen to address the striking auto workers.
This decision underscores the significance of the UAW strike and its wide-reaching implications across the political spectrum.