John Fetterman’s wife, Gisele, says the ‘right hates women,’ after she received ‘threats and horrible things’ for going with him to Capitol Hill on his first day amid claims he’s trying to steal the center of attention.
- Senator-elect John Fetterman’s wife, Gisele, said “the right wing hates women” after she was criticized for attending an orientation with him on Capitol Hill.
- ‘The right hates women. They especially hate strong women, and I think that’s what you’re seeing,” Fetterman told The New Republic.
- Gisele Fetterman became a prominent political figure when she replaced her husband on the campaign trail after he suffered a stroke in May.
- Her arrival in Washington prompted Red State to publish an article about Gisele Fetterman’s ‘Eye-Opening ‘Day One’ Senate Photo’
- A prominent poster in the Red State article clipped John Fetterman commenting, “I fixed it.”
- Gisele Fetterman said that “it’s not normal” for her “inbox to be completely full of threats and horrible things.”
- She told TNR ‘never’ when asked if she would run for office, calling politics a ‘very cruel world’
Senator-elect John Fetterman’s wife, Gisele, said “the right wing hates women” after she was criticized for accompanying her husband to Capitol Hill for orientation last week.
‘The right hates women. They especially hate strong women, and I think that’s what you’re seeing.” Gisele Fetterman. told The New Republic in an interview published Monday.
Pennsylvania’s second lady, or ‘SLOP’ as she refers to herself, intervened when her husband suffered a stroke just days before the Pennsylvania Senate primary in May, becoming a national political figure almost overnight. the morning.
With that have come attacks – like the conservative Red State site dedicating an entire post on Tuesday to Gisele Fetterman’s ‘Gisele Fetterman’s ‘Day One’ Revealing Senate Photo’ saying it ‘sparks[ed] questions, teasing galore.
The photo shows the Fettermans standing on either side of the new sign for the senator-elect’s office in one of the Senate office buildings.
A prominent poster in the Red State article clipped John Fetterman and commented, “I fixed it.”
“The fact that the wife of a senator-elect has been attacked non-stop for the last 24 hours and everyone agrees and everyone thinks it’s normal… It’s not normal,” Gisele Fetterman told TNR of her coverage of her Appearance in Capitol. Hill.
“Since I walked into the Capitol to train, my inbox has been completely filled with threats and horrible things,” he said. ‘And that’s because I’ve been a no-[stop] loop on Fox News,’ he continued.
Gisele Fetterman (right), the wife of Pennsylvania Senator-elect John Fetterman (left) was attacked online by conservatives when she accompanied her husband to his Capitol Hill orientation last week.
Senator-elect John Fetterman walks out of the Senate chamber Tuesday as he is in Washington for a Senate orientation. His wife spoke to The New Republic about how he became a target after stepping in and helping him on the campaign trail after he suffered a stroke in May.
“Hopefully it won’t be like this forever … and hopefully it won’t be like this for the next young Latina or person of color or spouse that enters this space,” added the Brazilian-born Fetterman.
Despite the threats, she said she felt safe, but added: “If you throw hate at the world, it will turn into action…and that’s what we’ve seen with Paul Pelosi.”
The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was the victim of a politically motivated hammer attack late last month.
‘Yes I feel safe, but then something will happen and it will shake you… can this happen to me too? The fact that there is so much focus on the spouse is terrifying and creepy,” Fetterman said.
She told the left-leaning publication that she would “never” be interested in seeking elected office like her husband, who was elected mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, before becoming lieutenant governor of the state.
‘It’s not for me. It’s a very cruel world, and I’m not cruel,’ she said. ‘I never want to get cruel. I’m sensitive. I want people to like me. It hurts me when people are bad.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, no stranger to the wrath of the right, told TNR, “I think it’s very important that she doesn’t have to handle that alone.”
“It’s very important that the party stands up for the people,” Ocasio-Cortez added. ‘They haven’t done a good job in the past.’
Fetterman told the magazine that he would be staying mostly in western Pennsylvania.
“I don’t think he’s going to be in his office at all,” he said. ‘I want to work closely with the spouses and get to know them, but I’m going to be in Pittsburgh. John will be in DC My job, my children and my life are in Pittsburgh.
Gisele Fetterman said she wanted to spread “love and awareness” and get people involved in public service, but did not yet know what her role would be.
“I hope to find my space in the role of spouse of the Senate,” he said. “I don’t know yet, but I hope to get into it.”