Fetterman defends Biden against Democrat criticism, predicts he will in Pennsylvania

By Jen Krausz on
 February 23, 2024

Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) pushed back against Democrat criticism of President Joe Biden ahead of the presidential election and predicted that he would win the state in November.

"If you're not willing to just support the president and say these kinds of things, you might as well just get your MAGA hat because you're just helping Trump with this," Fetterman said on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Thursday.

'I don't know what's in it for you to do that, whether you're just chasing clout or you want to make it in the news or anything like that,' Fetterman said.

He said the election may be extremely close, but he thought Biden would win.

"The president is going to win here in Pennsylvania, and I've always believed whoever wins Pennsylvania is going to be the next president as well, too," Fetterman insisted, but he said, "It's going to be difficult."

Fetterman said he thinks Biden is fine cognitively, but he also said that about himself after a stroke left him barely able to speak at the height of his campaign.