In the Senate Banking Committee hearing held on Tuesday, Senator John Fetterman from Pennsylvania delivered a speech that was difficult to understand and lacked coherence, leading to doubts about his capacity to make valuable contributions to the discussion.
Throughout his speech, which lasted nearly two minutes, Fetterman faced challenges in expressing his ideas clearly, causing confusion and raising concerns about his effectiveness as a representative. His remarks wandered between vague statements regarding the accountability of banks, the necessity for more stringent regulations, and even an unrelated comparison to SNAP work requirements.
John Fetterman is incapable of speech or coherent thought. Good job, Pennsylvania. pic.twitter.com/aLQyaHBAsg— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 16, 2023
Fetterman’s endeavor to discuss the possible hazards related to bank failures lacked clarity and did not offer any significant solutions. Instead of presenting a coherent and well-organized argument, he deviated from the main points, thereby showcasing his difficulty in effectively conveying intricate concepts.
One of the questions Fetterman asked, “Is it a staggering responsibility that the head of a bank could literally crash our economy? It’s astonishing. And they also realize that now they have a guaranteed way to be saved, or if I have my how, you know?”
Not only was the statement disorganized and lacking in coherence, but it also failed to provide any specific actions or measures to address the concerns that were raised.
Fetterman’s mention of SNAP work requirements, seemingly intended as a criticism of Republicans, served to highlight his lack of coherence even more.
“Shouldn’t you have a working requirement? After we sell your bank, you get billions of your bank because they seem to be more preoccupied with SNAP and requirements for work for hungry people, but not about protecting the taxpayers that will bail no matter whatever it does about a bank to crash.”
Fetterman’s wandering and unfocused speech during the hearing did not instill confidence in his capacity to advocate for sound financial policies. The citizens of Pennsylvania deserve better representation.