Pennsylvania Senate Election: Republicans Step Up Attack on Fetterman Over Health Issues

“It’s clear he’s dishonest,” Toomey said of Fetterman, criticizing the Democrats for not yet committing to the Oz debate. , or fear of being criticized for the radical policies he supports.

Fetterman and his campaign say the candidate is on the way to a full recovery, but currently has problems with “auditory processing,” which his doctors say will improve over time.

In Tuesday’s remarks, Oz and Toomey tried to strike a balance between sharp criticism of Fetterman and repeated notes of sympathy. Democrats’ recent ridiculeincluding derisive comments about Fetterman’s diet. emphasized the

The Fetterman campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this latest broadside. to “stand by” or “condemn” campaign attacks.

Katz also accuses Oz of “deliberately conflating two separate things: John’s health and this final, lingering effect of a stroke.”

“John Fetterman is healthy,” she said. “He’s sharp. He’s funny. He’s on it.”

controversy over debate

Tuesday’s Oz once again tried to sell Fetterman’s refusal to participate in the debate thus far as evidence that Democrats are misleading voters.

“This is not about health, it’s about integrity,” said the celebrity doctor. not arguing or lying about his health because he doesn’t want to own the radical left-wing statements he’s made on many issues.

While Oz is “very empathetic” to his opponent’s situation and recovery process, he added, “It’s up to Jon Fetterman to stand up and answer questions. He can’t fend off Pennsylvania voters.” I was.

The pile-on included repeated references by Toomey to Fetterman’s online presence over the past few months. , suggested that he would not be able to handle the task adequately.

“I can’t do the job of a U.S. Senator sitting at home and making sarcastic tweets,” Toomey said.

Oz and Toomey joined forces Tuesday to criticize Fetterman, but were divided on Trump.Toomey is one of seven Republican senators join the Democrats in the vote to convict the former president second impeachment trialOz said in response to a reporter’s question that he wouldn’t have done the same.
Toomey also avoided opening Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Electionthe state senator. Doug Mastrianothe leading 2020 election deniers photographed outside the US Capitol January 6, 2021, won the Republican nomination. Toomey avoided questions about whether he endorsed Mastriano, instead stating that his focus would remain on Race of Oz and other House contests.


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