Head of Republican Party mocks speaking abilities of Fetterman, Biden

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Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Thursday mocked the speaking abilities of Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate who is recovering from a stroke, and President Biden, who grew up stuttering.

McDaniel was interviewed by syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt about news that Biden and Vice President Harris plan to attend a political event in Philadelphia on Friday to boost Fetterman and other Pennsylvania Democrats in the election.

“No one wants them, except for the doomed campaign,” Hewitt said, noting that Democrats across the country have asked Biden and Harris to stay away.

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“I don’t underestimate what the threefold political toxicity of these three can achieve,” continued Hewitt, a columnist for the Washington Post. “I hope there are cameras and microphones because you put the three of them together and they could say anything Ronna.”

“Well, maybe they can pass a full sentence,” McDaniel replied.

Pennsylvania Senate candidates Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) and Mehmet Oz (R) participated in their first and only debate in Harrisburg, Pa., on Oct. 25. (Video: JM Rieger/The Washington Post)

McDaniel indicated that she agreed with Hewitt about the unwanted campaign with Biden and Harris, thinking that Fetterman “drew the short straw.”

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“I think all the candidates got together and said, ‘Which one of us should campaign with Biden?’ [Fetterman] drew the short straw,” McDaniel said.

She added: “So Biden said, ‘Between the two of us, we might be able to finish a full sentence.'”

Fetterman, who suffered a near-fatal stroke in May, is locked in a close race in Pennsylvania with celebrity doctor Republican Mehmet Oz.

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During Tuesday night’s debate, Fetterman occasionally stumbled over his words and spoke in a halting manner.

During a televised appearance Thursday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-Calif.) suggested that Fetterman’s performance should resonate with voters.

“Even those CNN Democrats were confused about their nominee and his ability to do the job,” McCarthy said. “It’s a big job in the Senate.”

McDaniels is not the first prominent Republican to make fun of someone with a disability. During a 2015 campaign appearance, Donald Trump impersonated a reporter with an inherited joint disease that limits the movement of his hands.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign tried to use images of Trump doing this to her in campaign ads.


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