Dr. Oz for Senate Changes Website to “Heal America” Campaign Site
Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is the host of the controversial Dr. Oz show, has just announced that he will attempt to win the Republican seat in the Pennsylvania Senate race.
After the current Republican Senator Pat Toomey announced his retirement, many have jumped on a possible Senate race.
Dr. Oz will compete with businesses in the Philadelphia area Jeff Bartos. Also in the race is Carla Sands, who served as ambassador to Denmark under the former president Donald trump. The former Treasury Department official during the tenure of the former president George W. Bush, David McCormick, also threw his hat in the race.
GOP candidate Sean Parnell, which Trump had supported, withdrew from the race.
It looks like Dr. Oz is treading water in the Senate race as he replaced the show’s website with his official campaign. Now when people go to doctoroz.com, they go to his campaign’s official site instead.
Why is Dr. Oz running for the Senate?
Dr. Oz began his advocacy to the American people by comparing the country to an operating room.
“Today America’s heartbeat is in a code red that needs a defibrillator to bring it back to life,” he wrote. “Many of us feel like we’re in the adjacent operating room, armed with knowledge and already cleansed, but reluctant to leave our calm and serene surroundings for the chaos next door. But for me, entering the political arena is the right thing to do.
He added: “Witnessing our country’s failures in the face of Covid, I have learned that when you mix politics and medicine, you get politics instead of solutions. This is why I am running for the United States Senate, to help solve the problems and help us all heal.
He concluded his post by saying, “I am running for the United States Senate to rekindle our divine spark, to fight courageously for freedom and to speak it as it is.”
Dr Oz has been called a ‘snake oil salesman’ on Capitol Hill
It can be difficult for Dr. Oz to rise above the controversy he has faced in recent years.
In 2014, he was dubbed a “snake oil salesman” when he was grilled during a Senate panel on Capitol Hill for “selling magic weight loss remedies” on his show.
In 2015, a group of doctors wrote a letter to Columbia University, stating that Oz, who was vice president of the department of surgery at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, should be fired.
“Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown his contempt for science and evidence-based medicine,” the letter began. “Worst of all, he has shown a glaring lack of integrity in promoting treatments and cures charlatan in the interest of personal financial gain. “
Dr. Oz recently appeared in “Jeopardy!” for two weeks as he competed with more than a dozen guest hosts to replace the deceased Alex Trebek.
However, former competitors have banded together to cry out “Jeopardy!” »To revoke his guest slot.
“We understand this first and foremost, Jeopardy! is a TV show, and ratings matter, ”the letter read. “However, Dr. Oz opposes everything Jeopardy! Means. Peril! Is a show that values fact and knowledge. Throughout his nearly two decades on television, he has used his authority as a doctor. to push ideas harmful to the American public, in stark contrast to his oath of no harm.
The letter then listed several harmful practices, including approving supplements as “cures” without any medical support, supporting gay conversion therapy (which has been banned in more than twenty states), promoting dangerous “cures”. for autism, as well as the reiteration of the claim that hydroxychloroquine was an acceptable treatment for COVID-19.
He was able to complete his guest accommodation run, but many fans chose to boycott him, making him one of the lowest-rated celebrity hosts. Maybe he’ll have better luck in the Pennsylvania Senate race than with “Jeopardy!” Fans.