Fetterman (D., Pa.) has received two speeding tickets in his home state — the more recent one of which was in March for exceeding the speed limit in Westmoreland County by 34 mph. Before this year, he was ticketed in April 2016 for going at least 24 mph above the speed limit in Warren County, according to state public records.

The senator’s aides have said Fetterman has texted and FaceTimed while driving, ”prompting concerns among his staff and fears about riding with him,” the Post reported, citing three people with knowledge of staff discussions who spoke about internal conversations on the condition of anonymity.

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    I mean, he really shouldn’t be driving considering he had a debilitating stroke. That’s fine for senatorial duties where you have aides and AIPAC telling you how to vote. Driving is a whole other thing.

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      That’s fine for senatorial duties where you have aides and AIPAC telling you how to vote.

      welllll…

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      Wow, we have his doctor here. Lots of people who have had a stroke, even those with partial paralysis, are perfectly capable of driving.

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        Lots of people who have had a stroke and should absolutely not be driving are still driving.

        Because in America telling old people they can’t drive is basically telling them to sit at home die sad and lonely. Or worse, move out of their status symbol suburban homes to which they have tied their entire self worth.

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          status symbol suburban homes

          There’s a builder erecting McMansions and McTownhomes near me named NV Homes. I was curious to know what “NV” stood for until I got it: “envy”. It’s just pathetic how many people derive their sense of self worth from going into debt to buy one of these cardboard shit buckets.