Well, that didn’t take long.
Gisele Fetterman, the wife of cognitive-challenged U.S. Senate-elect John Fetterman, hasn’t even been in the nation’s capital for a couple of weeks and already she’s picking up the left-wing gaslighting schtick.
After Republicans noted that she has a penchant for self-aggrandizement, she hastily claimed, falsely of course, that “the right wing hates women.” Presumably, that would mean that conservative women hate themselves.
Her remarks came in an interview with the very left-wing mag The New Republic after pictures she posted to social media showed her standing next to her husband with him cropped out of the pictures in a number of ways — like she had been elected to the Senate and he was the add-on spouse.
The actual Senator-elect is halfway cut out of the photo!!! She wanted this so badly for herself lol. I hope subjecting her husband and her marriage to this was worth her 15 minutes. pic.twitter.com/PWbgqsgGDe
— Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) November 15, 2022
I’ve never seen passive aggressive/contemptuous photo crops like this before. It’s wild. pic.twitter.com/VdT9nvVkVW
— David Reaboi, Late Republic Nonsense (@davereaboi) November 15, 2022
“The right-wing hates women. They especially hate strong women, and I think that’s what you’re seeing,” Gisele Fetterman, who came to the U.S. as an illegal immigrant, whined. “The fact that a spouse of a senator-elect has been attacked nonstop for the past 24 hours and everyone’s OK with it and everyone thinks it’s normal.… It’s not normal.”
“Gisele often spoke on his behalf, whether it was to introduce him at an event or answer questions during interviews and other public speaking engagements where she appeared to relish taking the lead,” RedState noted of Gisele Fetterman’s behavior during the campaign of her husband, who suffered a stroke in May.
She also expressed concern for her safety in the magazine interview because, of course.
“Since entering the Capitol for training, my inbox has been completely filled with threats and horrible things. And that’s because I’ve been a non-top [sic] loop on Fox News,” she complained. “Hopefully it’s not like this forever … and hopefully it’s not like this for the next young Latina or person of color or spouse who enters this space.”
She then mentioned the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband, Paul: “I do feel safe, but then something will happen, and it shakes you … can this happen to me as well? The fact that there’s such a focus on the spouse is scary, and it’s creepy.”
That attack was blamed on a “right-wing conspiracy theorist,” but the alleged attacker, David DePepe, is a noncitizen and a registered Green Party member.
The New Republic also noted:
Gisele Fetterman is not the first Democratic woman of color to get “the Fox News treatment.” Representative Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez has been a national obsession in conservative media since she began her freshman term four years ago. “I think that it’s very important that she doesn’t have to handle that by herself and on her own,” Ocasio-Cortez told The New Republic when asked what advice she’d give Gisele about her new life in the toxic political inferno of congressional politics.
The lesson here from the left-wing media is this: Any complaints about any ‘protected’ member of society, no matter how appropriate and spot-on, are unwarranted “right-wing attacks.”