Jun 4, 2020 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) joined a large gathering of protesters in Harrisburg on Wednesday, just weeks after slamming local leaders and business owners as “cowardly” for moving to reopen their counties and businesses outside of his far-reaching lockdown orders.
September 28, 2022 8:00pm. Senate candidate John Fetterman, D-Pa., has removed mentions of Black Lives Matter from his campaign website in the last month, a review of archived webpages showed.
The “issues” page on Fetterman’s website currently includes sections on inflation, criminal justice reform, legalizing cannabis, renewable energy, immigration and several other topics, but doesn’t include any section devoted to Black Lives Matter. Archived copies of the page, though, show that as recently as Aug. 22, the same page highlighted Fetterman’s commitment to Black Lives Matter.
“John served as mayor of a city that’s more than 80% Black, and has championed the idea that Black lives matter since long before it became a hashtag,” the previous version of the campaign website stated under a section titled “Black Lives Matter.”
The same line appears to have been on Fetterman’s website since February 2021, the month he announced he would run for Senate. Fetterman secured the Democratic nomination for the seat in May, setting up a showdown against Republican nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz in November.
He added that it was “common sense” that cities that rejected the Black Lives Matter movement would have higher crime rates.
Fetterman also authored a blog post on Medium that year titled “Black. Lives. Matter.”
“The Black Lives Matter movement has brought to the national conversation many of the inequalities I’ve worked to confront here in Braddock,” he wrote. “I’m so grateful it has because we need to realize that as far as the way America treats African-Americans, black lives don’t matter in this country.”