(JustPatriots.com)- As part of ongoing drama in the Oz-Fetterman Pennsylvania Senate race, Mehmet Oz’s spokesperson fired back at Democrat frontrunner John Fetterman when criticized a viral video of Oz, Newsmax reported.
Last week, Fetterman retweeted a video of Oz that showed the former TV doctor allegedly shopping for his wife at “Wegners.” Oz mixed up grocery stores Redner’s and Wegmans into a combination of both while complaining about how high inflation has gotten, resulting in a few vegetables costing $20.
“In PA, we call this a veggie tray,” Fetterman tweeted along with the video. But that was enough for Oz’s spokesperson, Rachel Tripp, Oz’s senior communications advisor, fired back: “If John Fetterman had ever eaten a vegetable in his life, then maybe he wouldn’t have had a major stroke and wouldn’t be in the position of having to lie about it constantly.”
“I had a stroke. I survived it. I’m truly so grateful to still be here today. I know politics can be nasty, but even then, I could *never* imagine ridiculing someone for their health challenges,” Fetterman responded on Twitter.
The race is reportedly a referendum on Trump, who endorsed Oz, in the race that could tilt the power balance in D.C. Insider reports that after a series of missteps by Oz, Trump said that unless something in the race changes, Oz will “f**k*** lose.” The Trump campaign denied the allegation to Rolling Stone.
The outlet also reported that during an investigation into Oz, one person who worked on “The Dr. Oz Show,” said that they thought that the reason Oz came on TV “was to ramp up his profile so at some point he could go into politics,” adding that “he’s definitely the kind of person who will do what he has to do to get what he wants.”