BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., raised eyebrows with his choppy opening statement after his return to the Senate.

Fetterman returned to the Senate this week after a lengthy stay in the hospital for clinical depression that began in mid-February.

Joe Calvello, spokesperson for Fetterman, told Fox News Digital that it’s “a sad but true fact of life that some people seem to get their jollies attacking John for the auditory processing issues resulting from his stroke but they’re just shouting into the wind.”

“Republicans already tried emptying the arsenal attacking John’s health,” Calvello said. “As a senator, John is fighting for forgotten communities, and because of his stroke, he’s forgotten almost all of them.”