David McCormick Concedes to Dr. Oz in PA Senate Race
Dr. Mehmet Oz, the pro-abortion, pro-gun control television celebrity, is the official Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania.
Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick conceded the Republican primary to the famed heart surgeon Friday night as he acknowledged an ongoing statewide recount wouldn’t give him enough votes to make up the deficit.
McCormick said he had called Oz to concede.
“It’s now clear to me with the recount now largely complete that we have a nominee,” McCormick said at a campaign party at a Pittsburgh hotel. “Tonight is really about all us coming together.”
Before the recount, Oz led McCormick by 972 votes out of 1.34 million votes counted in the May 17 primary. The Associated Press has not declared a winner in the race because an automatic recount is underway and the margin between the two candidates is just 0.07 percentage points.
Oz claims he support the Second Amendment, but his past says otherwise.
The “Republican” has voiced support for “red flag” laws, which would allow the government to confiscate guns from individuals without proof of malicious intent.
“Part of the hope, I gather, is that we’ll make a system so that I can call in and say ‘There’s evidence besides my testimony that this person is dangerous. Look at their Facebook feed or social media postings. Or comments they’ve made to coworkers beside me. Do a little investigating. I’m alerting you, putting a little red flag up there saying this person is a concern,'” Oz told the audience on a previous episode of his show.
He also previously promoted a call from the American College of Physicians for a ban on semi-automatic weapons, though he didn’t explicitly endorse such a ban himself.
In a statement to Fox News after this article was published, Oz said he’s a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
“As a proud gun owner myself, I’m a firm believer in the Second Amendment and our constitutional right to bear arms for protection. I do not believe there should be any policy or law, state or federal, that prevents a law-abiding American from purchasing a gun without due process and fair adjudication,” Oz said.
We just have to hope and pray #DrOz is not the deciding Senate vote on whether we get to keep our guns.— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 3, 2022
Right now, the @CDCgov is NOT funded to study gun violence in this country. It’s time we treat shootings as a public health problem. Contact your congressperson today to demand they fund the #CDC to comprehensively study gun violence. #EndTheBan https://t.co/iFDGMG7fI5 pic.twitter.com/lZdMXW5zLC— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) March 14, 2018