Fetterman Says He Knew a Debate Would Not Be ‘Easy’ After Stroke
FETTERMAN: President Obama said on June 2, 2011, that he had never seen a public figure who had faced such a challenge as John Fetterman has met over his battle to win health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
And yet, Fetterman is no ordinary man. He is the owner and owner/manager of the Red Lobster in Orlando, an iconic restaurant in the heart of Orlando that boasts two signature dishes, and he is beloved by many, including the media.
Over the weekend, when the Orlando Sentinel interviewed him in his restaurant, he was animated, talkative and even more of a jokester than usual. The Sentinel said that after just a few minutes of the interview, Fetterman told them that they could say whatever they liked, that he was going to do whatever they wanted, but that no one could take away the truth and that he was going to win big in the end.
The Sentinel reported that Fetterman was “visibly angry” after the interview, and that he had been “stunned” by it.
After all, Fetterman had gone through a lot to gain a seat at a table, because he wasn’t invited.
Fetterman is the former chairman and chief executive of the National Football League’s Washington Redskins, the team that he founded, owned and managed.
But when Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder refused to allow his team to have insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions, Fetterman filed a lawsuit seeking to force the NFL to offer insurance coverage or face a public boycott.
Fetterman lost the lawsuit in Washington state, but he kept on fighting.
In late September, he prevailed in a federal lawsuit in the District of Columbia, securing insurance coverage for the Washington Redskins. The NFL’s Washington Post reported that Fetterman plans to build a $100 million stadium for the team in downtown Washington, and he said that the team will be able to raise $100 million from the sale of naming rights. Fetterman has also promised to create jobs, increase tourism and to provide education and training programs for young people.
But the Sentinel reported that because of the lawsuit, Fetterman lost