The Left likes to hurl accusations at Republicans all the time. But now they’re the ones feeling the heat.
And disturbing allegations rocked this top Democrat Senator’s office.
One of the Democrat Party’s favorite cards to pull is the race card.
Thanks in large part to their encouragement, America was plunged into months of riots back in 2020.
Although that has died down, they still try to gin up racial division in this country.
But it just came back to bite one Democrat in a major way.
Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) was criticized on Twitter for his Juneteenth post, recounting a 2013 incident in which Fetterman followed a black jogger with a shotgun.
Some attacked the Pennsylvania Democrat for his post on the “long shadow of systemic racism” in light of an incident 10 years ago in which Fetterman followed an unarmed black man and waved a gun at him.
When Fetterman was still mayor of Braddock, he stated on WTAE television station that he had heard “assault rifle gunshots” and used the gun to restrain the suspect who was fleeing the area until police came.
“Happy Juneteenth! Today we celebrate emancipation + reflect on the long shadow of systemic racism in America,” Fetterman wrote. “PA always stands by the unshakeable truth that Black families matter + Black lives matter.”
Fetterman once pulled a shotgun on an unarmed black jogger https://t.co/xoImij3Xf1
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) June 19, 2023
Washington Free Beacon reporter Chuck Ross called Fetterman out, tweeting, “Fetterman once pulled a shotgun on an unarmed black jogger,” while Townhall managing editor Spencer Brown tweeted out a quote from The New York Times that Fetterman “chased down an innocent unarmed Black man.”
Former Trump communications director Tim Murtaugh wrote, “Senator, why don’t you tell that story about that time you chased a black jogger and held a shotgun on him because you thought he was a criminal?”
Steve Guest, former special advisor for communications for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), replied with a screenshot from a Philadelphia Inquirer article entitled “Everything to know about the 2013 John Fetterman jogger incident.”
Other people responded to Fetterman’s post with similar comments, including: “Did you ever publicly apologize to the black jogger you held at gunpoint?” and “Isn’t that you?” with a link to an article on the event.
During his primary campaign, Fetterman was asked about the incident and responded, “I attacked the gun violence problem in Braddock, and we succeeded,” adding that his reaction was a “split-second decision.”
During his Senate campaign, former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter slammed Fetterman’s remark, stating, “He’s not shooting straight on this, no pun intended. Just ‘fess up. Apologize.”
Fetterman admitted in a previous TV appearance that he “may have broken the law” and is “certainly not above the law,” but he told The Inquirer that he didn’t realize the jogger was black since he was wearing a ski mask and was covered in the cold.
A subsequent police report revealed that the sound Fetterman mistook for gunfire was really fireworks, despite the fact that two other witnesses claimed to have heard shots as well.
Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.