President Joe Biden appeared at a rally with former President Barack Obama on Saturday, working to support Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman’s difficult campaign.
Biden spoke first as a warm-up act, speaking with presidential candidates Obama and the Pennsylvania Democratic around 5:00 p.m. to promote his economic policies and multi-trillion dollars in government spending.
The president has boasted of being Pennsylvania’s “third senator” due to his proximity and time spent in the state when he was a U.S. senator from Delaware.
“John Fetterman is Pennsylvania,” Biden said.
He ripped into Fetterman’s Republican challenger, Dr. Mehmet Oz, accusing him of not living in the state long enough to run for office.
“See. I lived in Pennsylvania longer than Oz lived in Pennsylvania and moved out when I was ten,” he said with a laugh.
Biden promoted Fetterman, who suffered a stroke in May and still struggles with auditory processing issues and speaks decently.
The president insisted that Fetterman was on the road to a quick recovery.
“Like many of us, John got knocked down, but he’s getting back up, he got up quickly,” Biden said. “John has character, integrity, and he’s going to be a damn good senator, United States Senator for Pennsylvania.”
He celebrated the size of the campaign crowd, having earlier complained to reporters about failing to report the enthusiasm of his supporters at campaign rallies.
“This crowd is so loud, I think they can hear us in Latrobe,” Biden said, referring to former President Donald Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania that was happening at the same time.
“They’re going to hear us,” Biden continued. “They’re going to hear from us on Tuesday.”