We already knew John Fetterman was freeloading off his parents well into adulthood. A devastating new AP report provides a look into Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman’s blank daily schedule while collecting a $179,000 taxpayer-funded salary.
Associated Press: Fetterman records show light schedule as Pa. lieutenant gov.
In his campaign for a crucial U.S. Senate seat, Democrat John Fetterman takes credit for reinventing Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor’s office, transforming it from a political pit stop into a “bully pulpit” from which he’s advanced progressive causes.
Records from Fetterman’s four years in office, however, offer a different portrait of his time in the $179,000-a-year elected job. They show Fetterman typically kept a light work schedule and was often absent from state business, including presiding over the state Senate, which is one of his chief duties, according to an Associated Press review of his daily calendars and attendance records.
The review found that Fetterman’s daily schedule was blank during roughly one-third of workdays from January 2019, when he first took office, to May of this year, when he suffered a serious stroke. Even on days where his schedule showed he was active, a typical work day for Fetterman lasted between four and five hours, the records show…
In some cases, he booked national media interviews during times he otherwise had state business to attend to, including presiding over the Senate, or pandemic work group meetings.
During a one-month period beginning in October 2020, the vast majority of events listed on Fetterman’s calendar were interviews with national or Washington-based news outlets, with a scattering of official duties and events mixed in, the records show.
In 2021, Fetterman’s calendars showed 115 work days with no activities or events listed. That includes a period that stretched from the end of June to mid-September where Fetterman’s schedules were largely blank, listing a total of about 11 hours worked during that period.
In the first half of 2022, lasting up to his stroke, there are nearly 70 days with nothing on listed on his schedule.
“John Fetterman ‘reinvented’ the Lieutenant Governor’s role into one where taxpayers paid him $179,000 to do almost nothing except let criminals out of prison. Fetterman’s everyman image is a total lie – what regular Pennsylvanian could not show up to work and then have the audacity to ask for a promotion?” -SLF Communications Director Jack Pandol