‘Swimming in America is very racist’: Fetterman’s wife is more radical than her Senate-hopeful husband

Now that the world has seen the disturbing depths of Pennsylvania Democrat Senatorial candidate John Fetterman’s struggle to communicate full, cohesive thoughts, his wife, Gisele Fetterman — whom many believe will step into her husband’s shoes should he win the seat in November and be found medically unable to serve — is doing her best to paint his need for closed-captioning as completely normal while pushing divisive, progressive notions, such as how “swimming in America is very racist.” (10:32 mark).

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Appearing Thursday on the iGen political podcast, Gisele Fetterman explained that she and her husband twice declined to move into the state’s lieutenant governor’s mansion, but, as the second lady of the Keystone State, she wanted the use of the pool that came with it.

“While we did not want the mansion, that mansion came with a pool and the pool I wanted,” she told hosts Jill Wine-Banks and Victor Shi. “The dream was to open this pool and make it a public pool, turn it into the people’s pool and ensure that young people across Pennsylvania could learn how to swim and learn water safety and kind of work to right some of the wrongs.”

It sounds like a laudable dream, but, naturally, her inspiration for “the people’s pool” comes with an ultra-woke race card.

“Historically, swimming in America is very racist, and usually when you look at drowning statistics it usually affects children of color because of lack of access,” she explained.

It isn’t so much what she said, as it is what she left out.

According to the CDC, it is true that more black people tend to drown than white people.

“Drowning death rates for Black people are 1.5 times higher than the rates for White people. Disparities are highest among Black children ages 5-9 (rates 2.6 times higher) and ages 10-14 (rates 3.6 times higher),” the CDC reports.

And yes, the data does suggest “access” plays a part in the numbers.

But in looking at the numbers, one must wonder if the disparity is caused by an inability to swim or overcrowded public “people’s” pools that aren’t properly staffed with trained, attentive lifeguards.

“In swimming pools, Black children ages 10-14 years drown at rates 7.6 times higher than White children,” the CDC states. “Black children and youth are more likely to drown in public pools, and white children and youth are more likely to drown in residential pools.”

So, the lack of “access” appears to be better stated as a lack of access to homes with swimming pools, where, presumably, children are watched more closely as they play.

To call swimming a “racist” activity is clearly just another empty virtue signal.

But, hey, the midterm election is only days away, and who would dare argue with Pennsylvania’s People’s Princess so soon after her husband was humiliated on live television?

Fetterman had some thoughts on that debate performance, as well.

According to her, the mainstream media “missed the mark” in the way it handled John Fetterman’s need for a closed-captioning system to comprehend what was being asked of him.

“I don’t know if it’s lack of exposure or lack of education. I think the media certainly needs more training,” she said. “You know they talk about their investments in diversity but they really missed the mark.”

Needing something like closed-captioning to form a coherent thought is totally normal, she argued. It’s no different than adjusting the brightness on your smartphone.

“Most people use accommodations on some level, whether that’s how bright you keep your phone when you’re reading. These are all accommodations,” she said. “Maybe closed captioning is a new thing to them but I’ve been using closed captioning my whole life, I learned how to speak English watching Mister Rogers and reading closed captions.”


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