‘The Right-Wing Hates Women’: Gisele Fetterman Lashes Out At Conservatives
Gisele Fetterman
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After conservatives noted her penchant for self-aggrandizement, seemingly pushing her senator-elect husband aside so she could be featured in photos, Pennsylvania Sen.-elect John Fetterman’s wife Gisele declared that the “right-wing hates women.”

Gisele Fetterman reacted in an interview with the leftist The New Republic after photos she released on social media showed her next to her husband with him cropped out of the photos in various ways.

“The right-wing hates women. They especially hate strong women, and I think that’s what you’re seeing,” Fetterman, who arrived in the United States as an illegal immigrant, complained. “The fact that a spouse of a senator-elect has been attacked nonstop for the past 24 hours and everyone’s OK with it and everyone thinks it’s normal.… It’s not normal.”

“Gisele often spoke on his behalf, whether it was to introduce him at an event or answer questions during interviews and other public speaking engagements where she appeared to relish taking the lead,” RedState noted of Gisele Fetterman’s behavior during the election season.

Gisele Fetterman expressed concern for her own safety in the New Republic interview, saying, “Since entering the Capitol for training, my inbox has been completely filled with threats and horrible things. And that’s because I’ve been a non-top [sic] loop on Fox News. Hopefully it’s not like this forever … and hopefully it’s not like this for the next young Latina or person of color or spouse who enters this space.”

She brought up the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) husband Paul: “I do feel safe, but then something will happen, and it shakes you … can this happen to me as well? The fact that there’s such a focus on the spouse is scary, and it’s creepy.”

Gisele Fetterman demanded an apology from NBC News after NBC News’s Dasha Burns, having conducted an interview with John Fetterman, pointed out, “During some of those conversations before the closed captioning was rolling, it wasn’t clear he could understand what we were saying.”

In July, Fetterman praised a group of furries for supporting abortion.

Carrying signs with slogans “Feed SCOTUS To The Wolves,” “Cancel The 4th,” and “We Won’t Go Back,” the furries appeared to protest outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in Pittsburgh, according to Fetterman, who tweeted a picture of the individuals.

“Nightmare,” she tweeted after the Supreme Court’s decision to repeal Roe v. Wade.

Fetterman, inspired by the Women’s March in 2017, joined with a female Muslim friend to create “Hello Hijab,” a small colorful piece of cloth that could be folded into hijabs for Barbie-sized dolls.

Ben Zeisloft contributed to this article.

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