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Gisele Fetterman Says the Right-Wing Hates Women

Gisele Fetterman, wife of Pennsylvania Senator-elect John Fetterman, is calling out conservative media for their personal attacks against her.

Gisele Barreto Fetterman is saying that misogyny among conservatives has fueled online attacks against her following her husband's Senatorial election .


Ever since Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor John Fetterman was elected as the state's Senate representative, Gisele Fetterman shared she's received a barrage of hate from right-wing media. In an interview with The New Republic Magazine, Fetterman condemned conservative's focus on her.

“The right-wing hates women," Fetterman said. “They especially hate strong women, and I think that’s what you’re seeing."

Ever since her husband's stroke in May, Fetterman has acted as his spokesperson, an act of kindness she believes she is being targeted for. Media attention was exacerbated after a tight race against TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Republican backed by Trump. When Democrats flipped the seat, the focus turned to their family.

Fox News host Jesse Watters has previously called Fetterman “quite calculating” and implied she intends to switch jobs with her husband. Fetterman directly blamed conservative media attention as the cause of personal attacks online.

“Since entering the Capitol for training, my inbox has been completely filled with threats and horrible things," Fetterman shared. "And that’s because I’ve been a nonstop loop on Fox News."

Fetterman said it will "hopefully" not be this way forever, and that "hopefully it’s not like this for the next young Latina or person of color or spouse who enters this space.”

When asked by New Republic for her response to Fetterman's slander, Latina congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that the Democratic Party needs to stand with her.

“I think that it’s very important that she doesn’t have to handle that by herself and on her own," Ocasio-Cortez said. "It’s very important that the party sticks up for people. They haven’t done a good job in the past."

In the almost two years since the January 6 attack on the United States capitol, nearly 10,000 threats have been directed at congressional members. Since 2017, violent threats against lawmakers have more than doubled.

Fetterman added: “The fact that a spouse of a senator-elect has been attacked nonstop for the past twenty four hours and everyone’s OK with it and everyone thinks it’s normal. It’s not normal."

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