John Fetterman’s campaign is citing a political donor’s note as proof of a clean bill of health.
In a letter released by Fetterman’s team, Dr. Clifford Chen said Fetterman has “significantly improved” following his stroke and “can work full duty in public office.” The campaign released the letter—which it called a “medical report”—following calls from media outlets for the Pennsylvania Democrat’s health records.
Chen’s political leanings could raise questions about his medical assessment of Fetterman, whose race against Republican Mehmet Oz could determine which party controls the Senate. According to campaign finance records, Chen has given tens of thousands of dollars over the years to Democratic candidates and party committees. He contributed $1,330 to Fetterman’s campaign, including a $500 donation in June 2021, before he became Fetterman’s doctor. Chen donated to other Senate candidates running in close races this cycle, including Rep. Val Demings and Raphael Warnock.
Bad Medicine: Doctor Granting Fetterman Clean Bill of Health Is a Campaign Donor https://t.co/WzqG2j3HUE
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