Republican Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz said he would have certified Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.
- During a press conference Tuesday, Oz said he would have voted to certify the election results in 2020 if he had been in the Senate at the time.
- “I would not have objected to it,” he said. “By the time the delegates and those reports were sent to the U.S. Senate, our job was to approve it, which is what I would have done.”
- While the statements may help “counter Democratic attacks and appeal to a broader slice of the electorate,” The Hill claims “it also puts him at risk of alienating former President Trump and some of the Republican Party’s most loyal voters.”
OZ ON CERTIFYING THE ELECTION IN 2020:
“By the time the delegates and those reports were sent to the U.S. Senate, our job was to approve it, which is what I would have done,” Oz said.
- Oz, who has been endorsed by Trump, defeated Sen. Pat Toomey in a close race during Pennsylvania’s primary election earlier this year.
- He faced scrutiny in April 2022 when past quotes resurfaced, revealing Oz’s past non-Republican complaint beliefs.
- “I’m not socially conservative,” Oz said in 2008. “I don’t believe that we should be introducing into the private lives of homosexuals and we should not be creating obstacles during the difficult time that women have when trying to terminate a pregnancy.”
- The physician will go on to face Pennsylvania Lt. Gov John Fetterman in the midterms next month.