Gisele Fetterman flogged on Twitter for sudden vacation as hubby battles depression in hospital

Sen. John Fetterman’s wife, Gisele, is facing social media backlash for seemingly ditching her husband in his hour of need.

In a Twitter thread published Friday, she revealed that after her husband checked into a hospital for clinical depression roughly a week ago, she’d packed up her things, grabbed her kids, and embarked on a vacation, sans Fetterman.


The decision to go on vacation while her husband was hospitalized just didn’t compute for many critics.

Take Defense of Freedom Institute spokesperson Angela Morabito.

“She abandoned her husband in the hospital, took her kids to another country, and wants you to believe she’s inspirational,” Morabito tweeted.

“Sen. John Fetterman’s (D-PA) wife brags about abandoning her husband in the hospital and fleeing the country on vacation while he battles severe depression,” Seattle-based conservative radio show host Jason Rantz added.

See more brutal responses below:

One common theme you may have noticed in the responses is the accusation that Gisele had pushed her husband into running for office.

The belief is that she knew her husband wasn’t fit to serve yet pushed him anyway in her own personal search for fame and fortune.

While it’s just a theory, it’s true that she’d played an unusually outsized role in her husband’s election campaign.

Indeed, after Fetterman won the 2022 Pennsylvania Democrat primary election, she delivered his victory speech because he’d been hospitalized at the time after suffering from a stroke.


Fetterman eventually recovered enough to return to the campaign trail, but not enough to hide the fact that the stroke really messed him up. This fact became even more evident once he won the general election and assumed his seat.

“At Senator John Fetterman’s desk in the Senate chamber, there is a newly installed monitor that rises or lowers, depending on whether he sits or stands, and provides closed captioning so he can follow the proceedings. At the center dais, a custom desk stand has been built to accommodate the same technology for when he takes his shifts presiding over the Senate,” The New York Times reported earlier this month.

“The sergeant-at-arms has arranged for live audio-to-text transcription for the committees on which Mr. Fetterman serves, and plans to expand the service to all Senate hearings,” the Times added.

Why transcription services? Because the stroke left Fetterman with stark auditory processing issues.

“The most evident disability is a neurological condition that impairs his hearing. Mr. Fetterman suffers from auditory processing issues, forcing him to rely primarily on a tablet to transcribe what is being said to him,” the Times explained.

“The hearing issues are inconsistent; they often get worse when he is in a stressful or unfamiliar situation. When it’s bad, Mr. Fetterman has described it as trying to make out the muffled voice of the teacher in the ‘Peanuts’ cartoon, whose words could never be deciphered,” according to the Times.

And now, of course, he’s suffering from depression as well, raising the question of how someone who’s so out of it can possibly serve the American people …


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