John Karl Fetterman is an American politician who has served as the 34th lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania since 2019.

A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as mayor of Braddock from 2006 to 2019. Fetterman is the Democratic nominee for the 2022 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania

Fetterman, a Democrat, suffered a stroke on May 13, and his health has emerged as a major issue in the campaign.

Burns’ Friday interview with Fetterman, which aired Tuesday, was his first on-camera interview since his stroke.

He used a closed-captioning device that printed text of Burns’ questions on a computer screen in front of him.

Burns said that when the captioning device was off, “it wasn’t clear he was understanding our conversation.”

Fetterman, 53, has been silent about releasing medical records or allowing reporters to question his doctors. He’s been receiving speech therapy and released a letter in June from his cardiologist