Giselle Fetterman, wife of Democratic US Senator candidate John Fetterman, after her husband’s victory in the Pennsylvania primary election, at a watch party in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, May 17, 2022. Speak to your supporters.
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The wife of Pennsylvania US Senator John Fetterman said right-wing misogyny fueled personal attacks on her by conservative press outlets and social media.
‘The right wing hates women,’ said Gisele Barrett Fetterman New interview for New Republic magazine.
“They especially hate strong women, and I think that’s what you’re looking at,” said Gisele, whose Democratic husband is now lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania.
“The fact that the Senator-elect’s spouse has been attacked non-stop for the past 24 hours and everyone is fine with it and everyone thinks it’s normal…it’s not normal.”
“Since I entered Capitol for training, my mailbox has been filled with threats and frightening things,” she told the magazine.
“And that’s because I’ve been [on a] Loop Fox News,” Gisele said.
Brazilian-born Fetterman said, “I hope it won’t be like this forever…and the next young Latina, person of color, or spouse who enters this space won’t be in this situation.” I hope that
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.), another woman of color who has been heavily criticized by Fox News, sympathized with Gisele Fetterman and told the New Republic: told to [Democratic] The party sticks up for the people. “
“They haven’t done a good job in the past,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
Gisele Fetterman has become an advocate for her husband, who suffered a stroke in May.
This medical emergency has fueled conservative attacks on John Fetterman. Fetterman was one of the most watched candidates in the midterms, with his race against Republican candidate and TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz.
At a time when Republicans were trying to regain a majority in the Senate, the critically endangered Senate seat was becoming vacant as Republican Senator Pat Toomey retired.Oz gained attention thanks to the endorsement of the former president donald trump.
Former President Barack Obama campaigns for Senator John Fetterman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, November 5, 2022.
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According to a study by Media Matters for America, a liberal news organization, found Jon Fetterman was mentioned more often in Fox News’ primetime lineup than any other Democratic candidate in the six other competitive races combined.
Gisele Fetterman herself quickly became the target of criticism.
Fox News host Jesse Waters said in the October segment of his show called She hinted that she was “pretty calculating” and that she wanted to change jobs with her husband.
Other experts are also pushing the conspiracy theory.
Conservative media attention to Gisele Fetterman continued even after her husband’s defeat of Oz helped the Democrats retain a majority in the Senate.
especiallyFox News obsessed with photos of Gisele and Jon Fetterman Photographed on his first day at the Capitol, the 6’9″ senator-elect stands on the far left of the frame with his right arm severely truncated.
The image, posted by Gisele Fetterman on her Twitter account, was intended as an inside joke about Jon Fetterman’s size, though some accused her of trying to steal the limelight from him. did.
Fox News, in an online article about the photo, said that social media “mocked Mrs. Fetterman for a photo that appeared to have earned her 15 minutes of fame.”
“Some claimed the photo leaned towards the claim that she was an actual senator candidate. Thank you.” [to] Husband’s cognitive impairment due to stroke last May,” the news agency reported.
The article cited several tweets from conservatives, including some from other news outlets.
Jon Fetterman’s office did not immediately respond to a request by CNBC for comment on his wife’s interview.
On October 28, Paul Pelosi, husband of California Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said: brutally attacked by an intruder to the couple’s San Francisco home.
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