WATCH AND CRINGE: Fetterman’s Incoherent Questioning At Senate Hearing

FILE - Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., leaves an intelligence briefing on the unknown aerial objects the U.S. military shot down this weekend at the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 14, 2023. Fetterman is in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to seek treatment for clinical depression. His office said Thursday that Fetterman checked himself in Wednesday night. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

During the Senate Banking Committee hearing on Tuesday, Senator John Fetterman, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, drew lots of unwanted attention with his fragmented and occasionally perplexing line of questioning.

Fetterman, who was the final senator to engage in questioning during the hearing addressing the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, seemed to encounter difficulties as he delivered his opening statement.

Fetterman said executives “went to go to Hawaiis (sic) after there was a crash of your bank” and that he “couldn’t believe it.”

“So, I went up on the Internet, and it’s like, it did happen. It did happen. It did happen,” he said.

“And it’s in Fortune, the second-biggest bank in U.S. history collapsed and chose to go to Hawaii on that,” he continued. “You know, I’ve never been to Hawaii and neither has my family. I guess I’ve never cranked, excuse me, crashed a bank.”

Fetterman later responded to the witness saying he didn’t believe it was a “running joke” in the banking industry that you can do whatever you want because the federal government will just bail you out.

“Really? Because every bank you seemingly that crashed, it’s like, ‘We can bail him out. This one crashed, we’ll bail them out,’” Fetterman said. “So far, everything’s been true. So, doesn’t it feel that now if a bank really believed that they wouldn’t be bailed out, now after bailing them out, these couple of bailouts, they are going to.”

“Do you believe that that is not outrageous that, no matter how deplorable your performance is, you are made as whole and all by … taxpapers (sic),” he continued. “So what do yous (sic) believe?”

“Is it staggering? Is it a staggering … it’s a responsibility that the head of a bank could literally, could literally crash our economy.”

“It’s astonishing. That’s like if you have, I mean like, and they also realize is that now they have … a guaranteed way to be saved by, again, by no matter, by how?” Fetterman said. “Isn’t it appropriate that this kind of control should be more stricter to prevent this kind of thing from going, or should we go on start bailing and sailing whoever bank regardless of how … their conduct is?”

He then attempted to attack Republicans over SNAP benefits.

“Because they seem more preoccupied when then SNAP requirements for works for hungry people but not about protecting the taxpapers (sic) that will bail no matter whatever does about a bank to crash it,” he said.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. He’ll make an excellent choice for being Biden’s running mate for 2024
    BIDEN – FETTERMAN 2024 – It’s a no brainer!

  2. Yes, this guy and that other demented Alzheimer diseased TREASONOUS rat in the White house, are the face of the new Marxist DemonRat party.
    Together with that idiotic criminally insane cackling Vice President Kamelface Harris.
    These are the sewer rats leading our nation, God have mercy on this once great nation of ours

  3. Has anyone considered the possibility that Biden is totally with it, just this guy has been the one writing Biden’s speeches for him and that’s why he sometimes sounds the way he does?

  4. Fetterman. I like him. I like the way he speaks. I like that he is in the Senate. I hope he runs for President. Everything about the situation is perfect.

  5. I’m all for attacking the reshaim who put this unfortunate man back in office, but attacking the unfortunate man himself is inappropriate. Nebach…

  6. The real problem with the USA is that people vote for the most unfit candidates. The media are to blame to a large extent, but the voters are to blame as well.

  7. Democrats NEVER EVER have to retire or resign! No matter how incompetent and dangerous they might be. Democrats will always circle the wagons for one of their own. It’s only those weak knees Republican Rino’s that must immediately bend over backwards and twist themselves into pretzels and resign immediately, as soon as some transgender minority reporter accuses them of being a white racist.

    Fetterman Feinstein 2024!

  8. I don’t know, to me he sounds as coherent as the people who voted for him. I’m sure they’re listening to him and thinking, sure beats a Senate with a Republican majority!

  9. Fetterman should run for president. He’s more qualified than current occupant. Diane Feinstein would make an excellent choice for running mate. They think alike LOL.