Pennsylvania Senate Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman told Republicans to bring their attacks on as he called for no restrictions on abortion.
He defends his record of working to get those wrongly convicted out of prison and to implement criminal justice reforms.
“Bring it on,” he said. “That would reflect poorly on my character if I would let the fear of some trumped up political ad to stop me from pursuing criminal justice reform and helping free the innocent or the deserving from needlessly dying in Pennsylvania prisons at taxpayer expense.”
CNN’s Kasie Hunt tweeted out her exchange with Fetterman on abortion:
KASIE: “Do you support any restrictions on abortion?”
FETTERMAN: “I don’t.”
KASIE: “Even in the third trimester?”
FETTERMAN: “I believe that choice is between a woman. Her doctor and a god if she prays to one.”
– Kasie Hunt (@kasie) May 13, 2022
The National Media Doesn’t Get John Fetterman
The reason why so many Pennsylvania Democrats love John Fetterman is that he is direct and states what he believes clearly. Fetterman isn’t triangulating or focus grouping his answers. The Lt. Governor speaks his mind.
The feeling for Fetterman is especially strong in Western Pennsylvania where Democrats outside of Pittsburgh are often heavily outnumbered. Fetterman speaks to them and for them.
Establishment politicians in the state were so afraid that Fetterman could not win a general election that they led poor Rep. Conor Lamb to slaughter in the Democratic primary.
The Pennsylvania Democratic establishment pushed for Lamb before they knew that Republican primary would go off the rails and nominate a candidate who would struggle to win statewide.
The national media does not get Fetterman, but Pennsylvania does, and it would not be surprising if John Fetterman won and helped keep Democrats in the Senate majority.