John Fetterman had a disastrous debate against GOP opponent Dr. Mehmet Oz —and now his team is trying to blame the closed captioning system Fetterman used.
From Fox News:
Fetterman is recovering from a stroke he suffered in May and has since struggled with auditory processing issues and speaking clearly ever since. The campaigns for Fetterman and Oz both agreed that the lieutenant governor could use closed captioning for the debate.
Following the debate hosted by Nexstar, Fetterman communications director Joe Calvello told reporters his boss thrived in his performance on Tuesday despite errors with closed captioning.
“We are thrilled with John’s performance,” Calvello said. “He did remarkably well tonight – especially when you consider that he’s still recovering from a stroke and was working off of delayed captions filled with errors. John won countless exchanges, counter-punched aggressively, and pushed back on Oz’s cruelty and attacks.”
Debate host Nexstar refutes all claims that. the closed captioning system was faulty.
“It is unfortunate that Mr. Fetterman is now criticizing the closed captioning process employed by Nexstar during tonight’s debate,” Nexstar communications chief Gary Weitman said in a statement. “Both candidates agreed to the technical set-up for the closed captioning process weeks ago, which was implemented at the request of the Fetterman campaign. Both candidates were offered the opportunity for two full rehearsals with the same equipment used in tonight’s debate; Mr. Fetterman chose to do only one.”
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