“Nobody wants them except for the doomed campaign,” Hewitt said, noting that Democrats across the country have asked Biden and Harris not to withdraw.
“I don’t underestimate what the triple political toxicity of those three can do,” continued Hewitt, a reporter for the Washington Post. “I hope there are cameras and microphones because you put those three together and they can say anything Ronna.”
“Well, maybe they can serve the full sentence,” McDaniel replied.
McDaniel indicated that she agreed with Hewitt about the unwanted campaign with Biden and Harris, speculating that Fetterman “grabbed the short straw.”
“I think all the candidates got together and asked, ‘Which one of us has to campaign with Biden?’ [Fetterman] drew the short straw,” McDaniel said.
She added: “So Biden said, ‘Between the two of us, we can finish the whole sentence.’ “
Fetterman, who suffered a near-fatal stroke in May, is locked in a tight race in Pennsylvania with Republican Mehmet Oz, a celebrity doctor.
During Tuesday night’s debate, Fetterman sometimes stumbled over his words and stuttered.
During a televised appearance Thursday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-Calif.) suggested Fetterman’s appearance should give voters pause.
“Even those Democrats on CNN were devastated about who their nominee was and the ability to do the job,” McCarthy said. “It’s a big job in the Senate.”
McDaniel isn’t the first high-profile Republican to make fun of people with disabilities. During 2015 during a campaign appearance, Donald Trump impersonated a journalist with a congenital joint condition that limits the movement of his hands.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign sought to use images of Trump against him in campaign ads.