Dr. Oz Plays The Victim Over Barnette Tweets

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is running in Pennsylvania’s GOP Senate primary, has called for the cancelation of his surging America First opponent, Kathy Barnette, based on alleged inappropriate tweets about Islam between 2015 and 2017. Oz, who is Muslim, has become extremely vocal about the offense he takes to the 5-year-old tweets, as Barnette continues to climb in the polls and voting is just days away.

But Oz’s reaction is out of place, as he doesn’t profess any of the tenants of Islam, nor does he seem to base his worldview on anything outside the material. His feigned victimhood is a common trait among leftists that has now found its way into the Pennsylvania primary.

Oz went on a media tour this weekend to explain to the Associated Press and a friendly Fox News exactly how offended he is by Barnette’s tweets. In his media blitz, Oz called Barnette’s comments “disqualifying.”

Endorsed by former President Donald Trump earlier in the race, Oz has no sympathy for anyone who was suspicious of Muslims between 2015 and 2017.



The tweets allegedly contain harsh language about Islam, but Barnette has not confirmed whether or not they are authentic. While the tweets are inappropriate, the pearls clutched by Oz are clearly a way of drawing further attention to the issue. There is a long track record for Mehmet Oz’s beliefs, and it is very evident that he does not hold Islamic, Christian or conservative values.

Speaking with the Associated Press over the weekend, Oz, echoing CNN during the 2016 election, stated that, “It’s reprehensible that she would tweet out something that is defamatory to an entire religion.” He went on, “I think it’s disqualifying to make Islamophobic and homophobic comments, not just for the general election, but the Republican primary, as well.”


“Devout practitioner of Islam,” Mehmet Oz, has been bleeding support from Christian conservatives since evidence emerged of his past support for CCP-style lockdowns, normalization of “trans kids,” and for “systemic change” to correct the “profound impact” of America’s “structural racism.” Despite claims to be pro-life, he has described himself as pro-choice and has harshly criticized Alabama’s 2019 pro-life law for its lack of exceptions.


President Donald Trump endorsed Dr. Oz before many had become familiar with his challenger, Kathy Barnette. In a recent email to his supporters, Trump reiterated his endorsement, but added that, if Barnette is able to win, “She will have a wonderful future in the Republican Party — and I will be behind her all the way.”

Oz has seen the groundswell of support for his challenger and has leveled a number of accusations at her recently, even calling into question her military service. Barnette has since released documents proving that she did, in fact, serve in the U.S. military, and retorted, “Has Mehmet Oz released his military records from when he served in Turkey?”


In an interview about the tweets on Fox News’ “Special Report,” Oz said that he was living up to the promise of his campaign by identifying why Washington is “not aligned with our values.”

During a recent debate with Oz, Barnette questioned his purported “values.” Referring to the doctor’s stance on abortion, she noted a controversial interview with Oz on “The Breakfast Club” radio show where he described himself as pro-choice, asking, “I am wondering if the good doctor has now changed his position on that.”  

In the Breakfast Club interview that Barnette referred to, Oz claimed to be pro-life, but asserted that he wouldn’t “interfere with everyone else’s stuff.” Asked, “What are your thoughts on Alabama and these anti-abortion laws that they’re passing?” Oz replied, “I’m really worried about it,” going on to question the intentions of the law and lamenting the short amount of time a woman had to decide on terminating her pregnancy. He added, “I don’t quite get it, as a doctor.”

Explaining his stance, Oz said, “At a personal level, I wouldn’t want anybody in my family to have an abortion. I told my kids this. I love the lives that they’re creating so much that I personally wouldn’t want it. ” He continued, “ But, I don’t want to interfere with everyone else’s stuff.” The doctor’s openly pro-choice stance may explain his lost ground in the polls.

While trying to explain away his comments on the liberal morning radio show, Oz went on Fox News to reframe his remarks around the the Alabama law’s banning of “all exceptions,” claiming his only concern was the life of the mother. It is clear, however, that the issue of exceptions was a small part of his long condemnation of an Alabama law that defended the most vulnerable members of society.

You can see exactly what the doctor said here:


In the Fox interview, Oz frantically claimed that he believes “life starts at conception.” But in his criticism of Alabama’s law, he indicated that he believes a mother should have even more time available to her to decide on an abortion. Juxtaposing the Dr. Oz on television and popular radio shows with the Dr. Oz running for Senate as a conservative explains the problems in the Republican Party perfectly.

Mehmet Oz’s stances reveal that he is not at all religious. His claims to have been insulted due to his religion are a ploy borrowed from the left to gain victory through victimhood. 

The person with the most credibility on religion in the Pennsylvania Senate race is the candidate boldly asserting Christian values, Kathy Barnett, an unflinchingly pro-life America First conservative. And while Oz is not sincerely offended by Barnette’s tweets, Christians across the nation are sincerely offended by Dr. Mehmet Oz’s weak stance on preserving life in America.

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