Oprah Voices Support for Dr. Oz’s Opponent, John Fetterman


Oprah Winfrey voiced her support for Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman won over Republican Dr. Mehmet Z, whose star rose to become a health expert. “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” in Pennsylvania’s Senate race. 

Oprah received the endorsement during a virtual townhall she hosted. Oprah Daily reported. 

Oprah stated that she wouldn’t vote for Oz if she lived here in Pennsylvania. “At the beginning of the midterm campaigns, I said it was up to citizens to vote for who would represent them. If I lived in Pennsylvania, I would have already cast my vote for John Fetterman.”

She also highlighted the importance of voting. 

“If we do not show up to vote, if we do not get fired up in this moment, the people who will be in power will begin making decisions for us,”According to her, Today. “Decisions about how we care for our bodies, how we care for our kids, what books your children can read, who gets protected by the police and who gets targeted.”

Oprah supported other prominent Democratic candidates.

“If I was in North Carolina… sister (Cheri) Beasley there, and if I was in Florida, I’d be supporting Val Demings. If I was in Wisconsin, it would be Mandela Barnes, in Nevada it would be Catherine Cortez Masto,”Oprah stated, according to NBC Connecticut. “And in Texas, Beto O’Rourke, and Raphael Warnock and the incredible Stacey Abrams, of course, in Georgia.”

Fetterman shared the good news about his endorsement Facebook, writing, “Thank you, Oprah!”

“Oprah is widely regarded as the person who helped launch Dr. Oz’s career, and knows him well,”Fetterman’s campaign stated, Fox News

Fetterman called Fetterman her endorsement “honor and privilege,”Calling her a “leader on so many issues — fighting for our democracy, passing common-sense gun reform, and ensuring racial justice.

“I’m grateful for Oprah’s support and trust on the issues that matter to people across the country and Pennsylvania as we close out this campaign,” he continued. 

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