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Fetterman: Voters Not Sending ‘Best And Brightest’ To Washington

Graham Perdue
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Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) hit the nail on the head in a recent appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” just not in the way he obviously intended.

The first-term senator complained that Americans are not sending their “best and brightest” to represent them in Washington, D.C. He called it “scary” that such people are in the position to make decisions for the country.

The glaring irony is impossible to ignore.


Fetterman’s response came after Colbert asked him if it is awkward to confront a lawmaker about whom he posted a meme.

Decked out in shorts and a hoodie to represent the seriousness of his statement, Fetterman’s observation prompted an outburst of derision on social media. Libs of TikTok founder Chaya Raichik asked if the senator owns a mirror.

Steve Guest, former staffer for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) simply retorted, “Pot met kettle.”

Former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee observed, “Fetterman speaks truth. He’s unaware of it, but he embodies the very truth he speaks.This could have been a skit on SNL. But it was a rare funny moment on Colbert.”


Conservative author and columnist Joe Concha noted the senator’s well-chronicled irresponsibility for most of his life. “Yes. Fetterman — the guy who lived off his parents into his 40s and has never held a job in the real world in his life — actually said that.”

Commentator Benny Johnson remarked that “for once in his life, John Fetterman is correct. But is he aware that includes himself in the question?”

In recent weeks the Senate’s rules of decorum were thrown out of the window to accommodate the Pennsylvania Democrat. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) relaxed requirements for males in the chamber to wear a coat, tie and slacks.

Many saw this acquiescence as a dumbing down of the chamber for the benefit of one person.

Soon after Schumer’s rule change, a bipartisan resolution introduced by Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) instituted a dress code that required more formal attire for male senators.

It passed unanimously.

On the positive side, Fetterman provided a brief comedic respite from the program’s normally droll condemnation of conservatives. Whether it was intentional is another story.

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