Sen. John Fetterman dressed for a day on a basketball courtroom Saturday to greet President Biden in Philadelphia — then stumbled over his phrases as he spoke to the media.
The Pennsylvania Democrat, in dishevelled shorts, sneakers, and a lightweight blue hoodie, was unable to pronounce phrases comparable to “delegation” and “infrastructure” as he made a garbled one-minute assertion after Biden toured the collapsed I-95 overpass that has snarled site visitors all through the northeast.
“This is a president that’s dedicated to infructure,” mentioned Fetterman, 53, who continues to grapple with the results of a stroke he suffered final May as he campaigned for his Senate seat.
Biden, he mentioned, “is right here to decide to work with the governor and the delegadation to be sure that we get this mounted fast, quick, as properly, too.”
The freshman senator additionally praised Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure invoice, calling it “the jewel, form of a regulation, of the infra, infration, infriction invoice that’s gonna be sure that there’s bridges like this all throughout America getting rebuilt.”
Biden — dressed, like many of the officers in attendance, in go well with and tie — didn’t visibly react to Fetterman’s painful phrasing.
“An actual present of farce,” Charlotte A snarked on Twitter.
On Wednesday, Fetterman struggled to debate the accident throughout a gathering of the Senate Environment Committee after committee chairman Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del) invited him to talk.
“Uh no, I – uh, would simply, um, actually wish to, you realize — the 95, 95, 95. You know?” Fetterman started, later calling I-95 a “main atery” for the nation.