WATCH: John Fetterman Swings at Softball Question—and Misses and Misses and Misses

June 16, 2023

Democratic senator John Fetterman (Pa.) struggled Friday to give his thoughts about the collapse earlier this week of Interstate 95 in his state.

"I, uh, would just, um, really like to, you know—the 95, 95, 95. You know," Fetterman said during a hearing when asked for any comments about the collapse. "Obviously, you're pretty much preoccupied with 95, and I certainly am too, and we know it's a major, uh, eatery, not just for, for Pennsylvania but for the East, the East Coast, and lot of Pennsylvanians are worried that the delays in repairs bring to its standstill deal."

Fetterman in May 2022 had a stroke that left him with permanent health damage, the Washington Free Beacon reported. He recently returned to the Senate following a six-week stay at Walter Reed Medical Center for what his office called "severe" clinical depression.

A portion of the interstate that runs through Pennsylvania collapsed on Sunday. Democratic governor Josh Shapiro announced that repairs could "take some number of months." The collapse occurred after a truck carrying petroleum caught fire on the highway.

Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis's team mocked Shapiro for saying the repair would take so long.

"The I-95 in Philadelphia is set to take 'some number of MONTHS' to repair," the DeSantis war room tweeted on Monday. "In Florida, when the Pine Island bridge was destroyed by Hurricane Ian, it was rebuilt in three days."