On Tuesday, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman issued a statement in response to his opponent in the Senate race, Dr. Mehmet Oz. I am proud of my record as mayor and as lieutenant governor and look forward to comparing my record and values ​​to those of Dr. Oz any day of the week. “As I recover from this stroke and improve my auditory processing and speech, I look forward to continuing to meet the people of Pennsylvania. They will always know where I stand.” Today’s statement from Dr. Oz’s team made it clear that they think it’s funny to make fun of a stroke survivor. I chose not to participate in this farce. Any sense that these “challenges” were made in good faith is damaged. “I won’t be participating in a debate the first week of September, but I look forward to having a productive discussion about how we can move forward and have a real conversation about this once Dr. Oz and his team will be willing to take this seriously John Fetterman had eaten a vegetable in his life before so maybe he wouldn’t have had a major stroke and wouldn’t be in the position of having to lie constantly about it.” Fetterman says his recovery may be a joke to Dr. Oz and his team, but it’s “real to me.”

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman released a statement in response to his opponent in the Senate race, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

“I have traveled the Commonwealth speaking to constituents about my vision and ideas for almost a decade. I am proud of my record as mayor and as lieutenant governor and look forward to comparing my balance sheet and my values ​​to those of Dr. Oz any day of the week.

“As I recover from this stroke and improve my auditory processing and speech, I look forward to continuing to meet the people of Pennsylvania. They will always know where I fit in.

“Today’s statement from Dr Oz’s team made it clear that they think it’s funny to make fun of a stroke survivor. I chose not to participate in this farce. Any sense that these “challenges” were made in good faith is damaged.

“I will not be participating in a debate the first week of September, but I look forward to having a productive discussion about how we can move forward and have a real conversation about this once Dr Oz and his team will be ready to take this seriously. ”

Fetterman is referring to a statement from the Oz campaign that said “If John Fetterman had ever eaten a vegetable in his life, then maybe he wouldn’t have had a major stroke and wouldn’t be in the position to have to lie about it all the time.”

Fetterman says his recovery may be a joke to Dr. Oz and his team, but it’s “real to me.”