2023 Man of the Year: John Fetterman

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December 29, 2023

John Fetterman is a brain-dead zombie who struggles to communicate in basic English. He will probably never recover from the stroke he suffered on the campaign trail in May 2022. Despite these cognitive defects, Fetterman has managed to accomplish something many of his fellow Democrats have not by assessing the ongoing conflict in the Middle East and arriving at the correct conclusions.

"Now is not the time to talk about a ceasefire," Fetterman said following the deadly Oct. 7 attack by Hamas on Israeli civilians. "We must support Israel in efforts to eliminate the Hamas terrorists who slaughtered innocent men, women, and children. Hamas does not want peace, they want to destroy Israel. We can talk about a ceasefire after Hamas is neutralized."

When it comes to Hamas and the moral depravity of their American supporters, Fetterman has consistently positioned himself on the right side of history. He mocked a group of pro-Hamas agitators outside the U.S. Capitol by waving the Israeli flag as they were being arrested. He told an anti-Israel activist to her face that she should "be protesting Hamas," the terrorist organization that hides among civilians and steals money intended for critical infrastructure to buy weapons.

Meanwhile, Fetterman's Democratic colleagues in the House were busy rallying around Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), who was censured on a largely party-line vote for her unapologetic promotion of anti-Semitic propaganda. America's cities and elite universities have teemed with pro-Hamas activists celebrating the Oct. 7 terrorist attack and chanting about Jewish genocide.

We applaud Fetterman's generous contribution to the ocean of liberal tears shed in response to the war Hamas started. "The thing about being a staffer is that no one elected you to represent them," his chief of staff said after a handful of former Fetterman staffers wrote an obnoxious letter criticizing his support for Israel. Cry more, libs.

For successfully demonstrating that suffering significant brain damage from a near-fatal stroke is less damaging to one's intellectual capacity and moral compass than an Ivy League education, John Fetterman is a 2023 Washington Free Beacon Man of the Year.