The interview, which was conducted in the dark, ranged from the border crisis to how Fetterman, who once championed himself as a progressive, now doesn’t associate with the movement.
“It’s not so much that I left the title, the title left me,” Fetterman said in the interview. “… Increasingly, [progressives] moved and migrated into some positions that I don’t agree with and I really just feel much more comfortable just being a Democrat,”
Fetterman, who endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president in 2016, also hit his colleagues for refusing to acknowledge the border crisis.
He pointed out how the record number of illegal immigrants crossing the border is “larger than the population of Pittsburgh,” the second-largest city in his home state of Pennsylvania.
“There is a crisis,” he said. “We have a crisis at our border, and it can’t be controversial that we should have a secure border.”
He called for both parties to come together and solve the border problem and said he believes that President Joe Biden believes that there is an issue at the border.
“We have Democratic cities across the nation that have brought this issue to the forefront and they deserve to be supported and I believe ultimately they will be supported from a federal level,” Fetterman said.
He also hit some of his fellow Democrats on their lack of support for Israel.
He said he doesn’t want to be a part of a group that acts like they don’t know what “From the River to the Sea” means.
It is a chant used by pro-Palestine supporters that calls for the eradication of Israel.
“It’s just a lot of moral clarity in the situation because you have a special relationship with Israel,” he said. “… That nation is most reflective of the kinds of open, progressive, liberal policies, and it’s a strange paradox where the most progressive members of our party seem to not recognize that Israel is a nation that supports those values.”