Oz has a long history of statements that run counter to conservative beliefs on guns, abortion, and fracking. Mehmet Oz, the Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate widely known as “Dr. Oz,” campaigns at the Elk’s Lodge in Carlisle last month. Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary may turn on how GOP voters answer one question: Is Mehmet Oz really a conservative? When former President Donald Trump endorsed the celebrity surgeon known as “Dr. Oz,” he called the candidate “Pro-Life, very strong on Crime, the Border” and other issues. Oz, Trump said earlier this month, “will always fight for and support our under-siege Second Amendment.” But Oz, campaigning as a “conservative outsider,” has a long history of statements on TV, radio, and in print that run counter to conservative beliefs. He’s expressed concerns about abortion restrictions, co-bylined advicecolumns that called for tougher gun laws — which he now says he didn’t write — and warned about the health risks from fracking. He has urged people to wear masks and praised Dr. Anthony Fauci, now a figure of disdain on the right. In 2010, he helped promote the Affordable Care Act , but now his campaign says he’d vote to repeal the law often called Obamacare. The question of whether Republican primary voters can trust Oz is now one of the most pivotal issues in one of the country’s most crucial Senate races . While he has fame and Trump’s support, and is one of the GOP primary’s leading candidates , Oz’s rivals hammer […]
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