WASHINGTON, April 10 – Former United States President Donald Trump on Saturday said he was authorizing celebrity surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is running as a Republican at the much-anticipated U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania.
“Dr. Oz is smart, tough, and will never disappoint you, so, you have my full and complete approval,” Trump said in a statement.
The Senate race in Pennsylvania could determine Senate control and the end of Democratic Alliance President Joe Biden’s agenda. A crowd of onlookers are vying for the seat of retired Republican Senator Pat Toomey.
Trump “knows how important it is to change the types of people we send to Washington. I’m ready to fight,” Oz said in a statement. “I thank him for that, and I’m proud to have received his approval.”
The top Republicans in the race are Oz and David McCormick, former CEO of the hedge fund. The latest vote was for Oz and McCormick at the Republic’s main tournament to be held on May 17.
On the Democratic side, Pennsylvania’s successor, John Fetterman, has been locked up in a race against Congressman Conor Lamb, a center representing the northwestern states of Pittsburgh.
Toomey was one of seven Republicans voting to oust Trump in February 2021 following Trump’s indictment for inciting the Capitol attacks last year by Trump supporters. 57-43 Senate votes fall below the two-thirds majority needed to oust Trump.
Oz, best known for the integrated program “The Dr. Oz Show,” brings important word recognition to the wide-open competition of Nov. 8, 2022.
Oz became very popular with the shocking audience for showing and telling rotten lungs and decaying liver, telling viewers that they should take care of themselves.
His public image was affected in 2014, however, when he told lawmakers who were examining fake food products ads that some of the products advertised in his program did not have the “science of compilation.” Senators at the hearing focused on the release of green coffee beans, an Oz diet supplement introduced in 2012 as a “miracle.”
Trump in September 2021 approved Sean Parnell for the Pennsylvania position Oz was fighting for. But Parnell stopped his campaign in November 2021 after his estranged wife accused him of abuse and lost the battle to keep his three children.