Fetterman's wife says swimming in US has 'very racist' history

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On Thursday, Gisele Fetterman, wife of Pennsylvania lieutenant governor and Senate candidate John, suggested in an interview that swimming in the United States had a “very racist” history.

The comments were made on a live-streamed episode of the iGen Politics podcast, wherein Fetterman and the hosts discussed her background, the work she’s done in politics, and John’s continuing post-stroke struggles.

Fetterman began by explaining that after John was elected in 2019, they were given access to a mansion, but said that they didn’t want to live there because it was “taxpayer-funded,” making them the first lieutenant governor family to waive the privilege.

“While we did not want the mansion,” she continued, “that mansion came with a pool, and the pool I wanted.”

“The dream was to open this pool, make it a public pool, turn it into the people’s pool, and ensure that young people across Pennsylvania could learn how to swim and learn water safety.”

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