In addition to being a money-hungry, ego maniacal attention seeker, Dr. Oz supported the overturning of Roe v Wade and refers to himself as “100% pro-life”. He is also a climate change denier and wrongly refers to carbon dioxide emissions as ” not a problem.” Worst of all, he is “all in” on Trump’s “big lie,” the anti-democracy, political idea the republicans are exclusively running on before the mid-term elections. Dr. Oz is a conspiracy theorist who, like all MAGA loyalists dismisses facts.
Fetterman says his “top three priorities in Washington if he is elected will be to raise the minimum wage, codify Roe V. Wade and protect voting rights. It is apparent his goals align with human rights, personal freedoms and the values that have always defined who America is as a country. In his interview with Ray, Fetterman said by spending as much time in red counties as in blue, he has realized how across party lines his support is becoming. His wife Gisele said many Republicans have approached them declaring support of his candidacy over Dr. Oz. Some proudly wore buttons proving their commitment to vote for him in November. In the recent primary, Fetterman won over all of his opponents in all of the 67 counties.
The democrats need the Pennsylvania senate seat to maintain their majority status. Fetterman is leading in the polls but vows to keep up the intensity of his campaign to show Pennsylvanians he has the qualifications to be their senator and to emphasize why Dr. Oz is a wrong choice for the state. Like Trump, Dr. Oz is an opportunist who uses his celebrity status to pursue a political career for which he is not qualified. Additionally, despite his educational pedigree and medical achievements as a heart surgeon, many of his ideas about health and medicine have garnered criticism or have been discredited.
In May 2022, the Guardian reported Columbia University had quietly purged Oz’s presence from their website in reaction to him seeking to represent Pennsylvania in the US Senate.
“For more than seven years, the private New York university has resisted calls to cut ties with Oz, who used his TV platform to push medicines ranging from ineffective diet pills to discredited Covid treatments.” Like the shyster Trump, Oz is a double-talking, grandiose character who appeals to gullible, uneducated Americans who are vulnerable to cult-like figures who lie and make extravagant promises they never plan to keep. For Oz, like Trump, politics is all about ego and power. John Fetterman is about helping people and understands how to do that for Pennsylvanians.