Physician Questions Fetterman’s Ability To Perform Work From Hospital

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Dr. Marc Siegel, physician and medical professor at New York University, is questioning Senator John Fetterman’s (D-PA) ability to apparently work from the hospital. Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be treated for clinical depression on February 15 according to NBC News.  Weeks later, while still in the hospital, Fetterman has co-sponsored rail safety legislation.  Siegel is “disturbed and concerned about the idea of him performing the job of senator while receiving intensive treatment for severe depression.” “Mental illness, by definition, is an impairment of mood and judgment. So it would be highly, highly unlikely that somebody could do that,” Siegel added. Fetterman suffered a stroke last year while running for office.