Tuesday night, only two weeks before the midterm elections take place in Pennsylvania, Dr. Mehmet Oz, known for his iconic TV show, clashed with Democrat candidate John Fetterman in a lengthy debate.
As the two exchanged blows, Fetterman managed to slip in a rather questionable statement, claiming his opponent is a liar, alluding to the allegations he’d been spreading misinformation through his show at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Oz and John Fetterman clash in pre-election debate
Unfortunately for Fetterman, Oz is a long-standing TV personality.
He remained unphased by the insults thrown at him; whereas Fetterman was visibly suffering from the consequences of the stroke he had days before the primaries in the Keystone State.
#Fetterman v #DrOz was just painful to watch. I mean the guy had a stroke months ago. Would you fly an airplane if a pilot had a stroke and couldn't process thoughts clearly? Ofc not. Guy said, "Hi, Goodnight everybody"!! Cmooon!#FettermanOzDebate pic.twitter.com/qICbGCIU5j
— Woke Leak (@WokeLeak) October 26, 2022
While Oz did manage to go over his time limit several times, he touched on much more pressing matters that he’d been discussing with Pennsylvanians for the past couple of months.
This is unlike Fetterman, who didn’t even provide his medical records to justify his absence from the campaign.
In fact, the only sensible thing he managed to come up with was some criticism for Oz’s New Jersey home and the hefty price he paid for it, all the while struggling to keep up, even with the help of teleprompters and other auditory aids.
Due to the current state of our economy, the debate quickly segued into the topic of inflation and energy costs.
Oz showed massive support for the development of fracking and natural gas refineries in Pennsylvania, as it could drastically improve the living standards within the state.
— Mega MAGAtron (@_maga_tron_) October 26, 2022
Fetterman is still a Biden supporter
When Fetterman tried to chime in, claiming that he’d always been on board with fracking, Oz pulled up several of his past statements where he was opposed to it, much to the dismay of his eco-friendly supporters.
Soon after the two finished debating the energy crisis, the focus shifted to the minimum wage in the state, which is currently at $7.25, with both of the candidates being in support of increasing it.
Although Oz was realistic about it, claiming it should go as high as possible; whereas Fetterman wants to double it.
This isn’t uncommon from Democrats. They’re the first to marginalize the lower-income families and small businesses, which would be facing immense pressure, should the federal wage floor be raised above their capabilities.
Fetterman/Oz debate should have never happened. I’m conservative but what in witnessed last night showed me that Fetterman’s family and party dont care about his health. They should be ashamed for allowing him on stage. His health should be the 1st priority. Truly shameful.
— Gil Farmer (@GilFarmer4) October 26, 2022
Finally, the two candidates were asked about their opinions on the hypothetical Trump vs. Biden presidential ballot in 2024, which, due to Biden’s declining cognitive ability, isn’t very likely at the time.
Despite being well aware of Biden’s shortcomings, Fetterman claimed him to be a “good family man” and said he would support Biden if he actually chose to run for a second term, an opinion that isn’t shared by the majority of his Democratic peers.
On the other hand, Oz simply added he is willing to support Trump or any other Republican who ends up being the party’s nominee, adding it’s still too early to be discussing the topic.