In what appears to be a desperate move in the Pennsylvania Senate Republican primary, Dr. Oz is holding a pro-gun town hall after the Buffalo mass shooting.
Ron Filipkowski tweeted:
The front runner in the US Senate race in PA, endorsed by the former president, is holding a town hall on gun rights 24 hours after a mass shooting in a neighboring state, with a man who told an audience of 3,000 people last night to go out and smash skulls of Democrats.
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) May 15, 2022
On Saturday night, at a Trump event in Austin, TX, Nugent said, “So I love you people madly but I’d love you more if you went forward and just went berserk on the skulls of the Democrats and the Marxists and the communists.”
A white supremacist who used the racial language of Trump and Tucker Carlson drove to a predominately black neighborhood in the Buffalo area and shot a dozen people, killing ten of them.
Dr. Oz is trying to cynically score political points with Republican primary voters by holding a town hall so close to the election after a mass shooting. The messaging is intentional.
Oz is not popular in Pennsylvania. He is trying to hold on to the lead that has grown since he got Trump’s endorsement.
The message is intentional, as Oz is pandering to the mass shooting supporting radical right, and hoping that he can save his candidacy by supporting mass shootings with Ted Nugent.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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