We’re told as of yesterday that Senator Klobuchar’s husband is in the hospital with National Healthcare VIrus.
In the statement, Klobuchar said [husband John] Bessler had a fever and was coughing up blood. He was checked into a hospital in Virginia and is receiving oxygen but is not on a ventilator.
“I love my husband so very much and not being able to be there at the hospital by his side is one of the hardest things about this disease,” Klobuchar said in a statement.
“While I cannot see him and he is of course cut off from all visitors, our daughter Abigail and I are constantly calling and texting and emailing,” she went on to state. “We love him very much and pray for his recovery. He is exhausted and sick but a very strong and resilient person.”
All these years pf campaign appearances and debates and fairground ops and every other kind of contact with her constituents, and I do not recall seeing any mention of John Bessier. Am I dense, or is the media softplaying his existence?
Or, for that matter their status (she’s in DC, he’s teaching law somewhere in Maryland)?
Speaking of Softpedaling: Ih this piece about John Bessier, the Channel 5 report helpfully finishes with this bit:
Klobuchar said she is working in the Senate to ensure Americans receive the help they need.
Sounds like reporter Rebecca Omastiak is bucking for campaign communications gig.