Fetterman to return to Senate after month-long treatment for depression
His health has been a point of scrutiny from Republicans since he suffered a stroke in May of 2022.
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Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. John Fetterman will return to the Senate soon after a lengthy stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during which he received treatment for depression.
Fetterman will return to work the week of April 17, according to Politico. The Democratic lawmaker checked himself into the facility in mid-February.
His lengthy stay and minimal public exposure drew criticism from Republicans who demanded proof that the senator remained fit to serve in office. In early March, his staff posted photos of him working from the hospital.
His health has been a point of scrutiny from Republicans since he suffered a stroke in May of 2022 while campaigning for his Senate seat. During debate with Republican opponent Dr. Mehmet Oz, he appeared confused and struggled to speak coherently.
Fetterman, nonetheless, triumphed in the election and took office in January of 2023.
Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.
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