Pennsylvania Lt. Governor and current Democrat candidate for Senate John Fetterman attempted to fire back against Fox News Host Tucker Carlson, after the latter insulted his many tattoos.
Carlson had previously called Fetterman’s tattoos “fake” and claimed they were merely part of a “costume” Fetterman wore to try to appeal to working class voters.
Tucker on Fetterman: "By the way, only rich kids wear hoodies to political events. No working man actual wears a hoodie. All your stupid little fake tattoos. It's a costume, of course. It's not real." pic.twitter.com/WBVmz4GaIF
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In an op-ed for NBC News, Fetterman described the speech as “unhinged,” and detailed how the nine tattoos on his right forearm represent the separate incidents when individuals died brutally in Braddock, Pa., when Fetterman was mayor.
Fetterman hopes to succeed retiring Senator Pat Toomey (R) in November. Fetterman will face down Republican nominee Mehmet Oz in what is expected to be a tight contest this fall. Current polling suggests Fetterman currently has a tiny advantage over Oz.
Fetterman claimed his tattoo’s were the reflection of the pain of the victims of violent crime in in the op-ed, including a man shot dead while delivering pizzas and a 23-month-old girl who was discovered dead after her father sexually abused her.
“I get that etching art permanently onto your body isn’t how most politicians would express their connection to their communities, But I didn’t care about what anyone else thought. It felt right to me.” Fetterman said.
In addition to his tattoos, Fetterman’s unconventional style includes wearing shorts and hoodies. A quirk which Carlson also managed to savage during his anti-Fetterman monologue.
“By the way, only rich kids wear hoodies to political events…Oh I’m a working man, I’m wearing a hoodie.’ No working man actually wears a hoodie to a political event.” Carlson jabbed.