Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pennsylvania) is “doing well,” according to statements his aids made to the press after the first-term senator checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to receive treatment for clinical depression last week.

“We don’t have a lot to update folks with since there’s no real news to report except that John is doing well, working with the wonderful doctors, and remains on a path to recovery,” Joe Cavello, Fetterman’s communication director, told reporters. “He is visiting with staff and family daily, and his staff is keeping him updated on Senate business and news.”

Fetterman checked himself into the hospital after his depression became “severe,” according to his staff.

Fetterman’s health was a central line of attack by his opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz, during the 2022 midterm elections.


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“Our team is moving full speed ahead and working tirelessly for the people of Pennsylvania,” Cavello said, pointing out that the senator had just opened a new office in Erie, Pennsylvania.

“We understand the intense interest in John’s status and especially appreciate the flood of well-wishes,” he continued. “However, as we have said, this will be a weeks-long process, and while we will be sure to keep folks updated as it progresses, this is all there is to give by way of an update.”

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