Pennsylvania Democratic Senate hopeful John Fetterman ridiculed Dr. Mehmet Oz on the Republican’s claims that he would be soft on crime in a new ad published on Tuesday.
“Doc Oz attacks me for crimes in his Gucci slippers,” Fetterman said. ‘DR. Oz wouldn’t last two hours here in Braddock.’
The Democratic lieutenant governor then showed off the tattoos on his arms, as a narrator explained that Fetterman’s left arm has the Braddock, Pennsylvania zip code “15104,” while his right arm is adorned with the dates of homicides in the Rust Belt community .
“I ran for office for reasons of public safety. When two of my students were murdered, I ran for mayor to stop the violence,” Fetterman said. “I worked side by side with the police. Appeared at the crime scenes. We did everything we could to fund our police force and stop gun deaths for five years.”
The Pennsylvania Democratic Senate hopeful shows off his tattoos in a new ad in which Dr. Mehmet Oz, his Republican opponent, is being attacked for suggesting he is soft on crime
“Doc Oz attacks me for crimes in his Gucci slippers,” Fetterman said in the new 30-second ad. ‘DR. Oz wouldn’t survive two hours here in Braddock,” he added, referring to his hometown in Pennsylvania, where he entered politics as mayor
Fetterman’s arm is tattooed with dates showing murders occurred in Braddock while he was trying to kill Dr. Pushing back on Oz’s claims that he would like to see convicted murderers released from prison
Fetterman poked fun at Oz’s “Gucci loafers” in Tuesday’s ad and social media posts
Fetterman said he got into politics when two of his students were murdered, adding that he supported police funding and worked with them to curb gun violence
Like other Republicans, Dr. Oz to ensure that a vote for a Democrat is a vote for police defunding
Oz launched a website called “Inmates for Fetterman,” which highlighted the lieutenant governor, who spoke of reducing the prison population by a third, claiming it would make “nobody any less safe.”
Oz, like other Republican candidates, has sought to bind his Democratic opponent with the progressive rallying cry of “disappointing the police.”
Oz launched a website called “Inmates for Fetterman,” where the lieutenant governor talks about reducing the prison population by a third, claiming it would make “no one any less safe.”
On the site, former TV doctor blasted Fetterman for trying to set convicted killers free.
Fetterman was the mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania for 13 years after growing up in York County to teenage parents.
He moved to the seedy steel town of western Pennsylvania after serving with AmeriCorps and receiving a master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was hired by Allegheny County to start a youth program.
Braddock had lost 90 percent of its population since its peak in the 1920s, thanks to the closure of steel mills and the exodus of residents to the suburbs.
About 2,000 people live in the city.
“I’m afraid that Dr. Oz will dip me in salsa please vote for John Fetterman,” said one of three women dressed like broccoli over the weekend at a Democratic campaign event highlighted on Fetterman’s social media on Monday
Fetterman was able to work with the police and bring the homicide rate down to zero in five of the years he was in office.
He has been pushing for criminal justice reform and said before President Joe Biden’s trip to the Pittsburgh area on Labor Day that he wanted to see Biden decriminalize marijuana.
Also this week, Fetterman released a video of a Democratic campaign rally over the weekend, in which he appeared alongside three women dressed like broccoli and urged Pennsylvanians to give Dr. Not voting Oz after his haughty “rude” remark.
“I’m afraid that Dr. Oz dips me in salsa, please vote for John Fetterman,” said one of the women.
Fetterman poked fun at Oz for trying to make a point about inflation and blamed Biden for shopping groceries for “raw,” screwing up the grocery store name and suggesting that salsa and tequila go alongside one Vegetable tray to be served.