John Fetterman picked a nasty fight with Democrats for one reason no one expected

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After campaigning as a radical left-wing socialist cut from the same cloth as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, John Fetterman has thrown Democrats a curveball.

He was supposed to be a loyal foot soldier in the Democrat establishment’s woke takeover of America but is now just a thorn in their side.

And John Fetterman picked a nasty fight with Democrats for one reason no one expected.

Fetterman stands with Biden after disastrous debate

A split in the Democrat Party is growing over President Joe Biden’s political future.

The drumbeat has been growing to replace him as the Party’s Presidential nominee after he put his physical and cognitive decline on full display during the CNN-hosted debate.

Democrats are trying to pressure him to step aside for the good of the Party.

But Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) has gone against the Democrat grain to emerge as one of the most prominent defenders of Biden.

His message to the rest of the Party is to simply relax after such a disastrous debate.

Fetterman appeared on Fox News Sunday, where host Shannon Bream asked him about the political crisis embroiling the Democrat Party.

“Are you worried about how that might impact President Biden’s ability to shore up the Democrats and to win re-election, knowing those are the voices are calling; some of them have got a movement called Abandon Biden; they supported him in the past and now they’re actively campaigning against him?” Bream asked.

“That whole Abandon Biden thing is the dumbest s**t I’ve ever heard,” Fetterman replied. “If you are more inclined to vote for a Democrat or be a Democrat, if you’re willing to walk away from Joe Biden, you’re by defecting, helping Trump, and that’s really — it is, and if any kind of movement has that kind of move and they want to play with that kind of fire, they better earn that burn. And now especially because people have turned their backs on Joe Biden.”

Fetterman points to his 2022 race to back Biden

Fetterman suffered a near-fatal stroke in May 2022, right before Pennsylvania’s Democrat Senate Primary.

He struggled to recover from his stroke and turned in an awful debate performance against his Republican challenger, Dr. Mehmet Oz, in which he was nearly incapable of stringing coherent sentences together and repeatedly stumbled over his words.

“Now, everybody was calling that the end of my career, that was the end of this race, and everyone was predicting that I was going to lose actually by 2 points or more,” Fetterman stated. “And I smoked Oz by 5 points. And that’s what I’m saying. It’s like, one debate is not a career.”

Of course, Fetterman isn’t in his eighties, didn’t have a years-long track record of diminishing physical and cognitive capabilities, and wasn’t under the white-hot spotlight of a Presidential race with the eyes of millions of voters upon him, 

And unlike his situation, it’s not too late for Democrats to replace Biden on the ticket.

They know how to read a poll and can see that Biden could become an anchor on the entire ticket.

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) became the first elected Democrat to call for Biden to step down.

The Democrat Party is splitting into pro and anti-Biden camps, with the Democrat National Convention looming in August.

A battle is brewing within the Democrat Party over the fate of Joe Biden.