Senator John Fetterman admitted President Donald Trump still has strong political pull in his state of Pennsylvania, adding he respects his strength in the face of the indictments.
While speaking to the New York Times last week, Fetterman issued his comments about Trump’s status in Pennsylvania and the fallout surrounding the indictment.
“It doesn’t matter. I’m a senator, and I’m not sure how many times he’s been indicted,” Fetterman said.
“He’s been impeached twice. Has that changed anything?” he asked.
“You’re still seeing Trump signs everywhere in Pennsylvania. You have to respect his strength in all of that,” he said.
Fetterman said Trump could even be “competitive” in Pennsylvania based on what he sees from voters.
“Trump would be very competitive in Pennsylvania. But Trump has to perform above his ceiling,” Fetterman said.
“I think there’s a hard ceiling in Pennsylvania he can’t get past,” he said.
Fetterman also dismissed concerns about Joe Biden’s age, calling him “sharp” and “aware.”
“I’m not concerned about his age. And even if I was, who cares? There’s nothing you can do about his age,” Fetterman said.
“I’ve spent enough time around him. He’s sharp, aware, and absolutely up to the task. I’ll be doing whatever his campaign asks of me. I know Pennsylvania, I’ve won Pennsylvania. I’ll be helping with whatever he asks.”
According to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, Trump an Biden are in a tight race in Pennsylvania.
“In a head-to-head rematch, Trump edges out Biden by a single percentage point in the Keystone State, garnering 47 percent to Biden’s 46 percent support,” reported Breitbart News.
“Predictably, most Democrats, 94 percent, and Republicans, 89 percent, support their respective party’s potential nominee. However, Trump boasts a strong lead among independents in Pennsylvania, as more than half, 51 percent, said they would support Trump over Biden. Biden garnered support from 37 percent of independents — 14 points behind Trump,” it added.