PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Editor's note: The above video is from May 16.
President Pro Tempore of the Senate Jake Corman will temporarily assume the duties of acting lieutenant governor, as current lieutenant governor John Fetterman recovers from his stroke and undergoing a procedure to receive a pacemaker.
"We continue to wish the lieutenant governor the very best as he continues to focus on his health and recovery. However, as the lieutenant governor undergoes a standard procedure, there is a process in place to ensure that our government remains fully operational," Gov. Tom Wolf said via press release.
"This is a short-term transfer of power, and we hope and expect the lieutenant governor to resume his duties very soon."
According to a release from the Wolf Administration, Pennsylvania law dictates that a declaration be sent from a majority of designated cabinet secretaries and the President Pro Tempore to the General Assembly stating that the lieutenant governor is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.
The release states that that declaration was sent this afternoon after the governor was informed that the lieutenant governor was going to undergo a standard procedure.
According to the release, Fetterman may return to his powers and duties four days after a written declaration is sent by his office to the General Assembly noting that no disability exists.
Corman, who will assume the role for Fetterman, recently just ended his campaign to be the commonwealth's next governor, and threw his support behind fellow Republican Lou Barletta.