Reddit posts of John Fetterman were uncovered by Fox News and revealed Bernie Bro Fetterman’s truth about fracking and his pal Bernie.
Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman called the Pennsylvania fracking industry a “stain” on the state and recounted his own “extremely privileged” upbringing in Reddit posts during his unsuccessful 2016 run for Senate.
Fetterman, now the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania and Democratic nominee for Senate, also expressed his support for Sen. Bernie Sanders in posts to the online forum, which have resurfaced as he runs for U.S Senate against Republican Mehmet Oz, a medical doctor and former host of the Dr. Oz Show.
Environmental activists have criticized Fetterman’s backtrack on hydraulic fracturing — a natural gas extraction method known as fracking — in recent years, but in 2016 he posted support for a moratorium on the practice and wrote that the entire industry was “a stain” on Pennsylvania.
“I’m not pro-fracking and have stated that if we did things right in this state, we wouldn’t have fracking,” Fetterman wrote in one Reddit post. “The industry is a stain on our state and natural resources. But yes, of course I worry about the viability of getting a ban on fracking done when the industry is already so entrenched in Pennsylvania,” he said, adding that he had “signed the Food and Water Watch’s pledge to end Fracking.”
Fetterman was also a proponent of Bernie Sanders’ 2016 run for the Democratic presidential nomination and said in a 2016 Reddit post that “in PA, I’ve got Bernie’s back.” Sanders did not endorse Fetterman’s 2016 Senate run, and has not yet endorsed his current bid, but said in the Reddit post that “it’s important for progressives to stick together when you’re taking on an establishment who would otherwise prefer we stop participating in our democracy.”
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