Dark Oz is going for the throat.
Mehmet Oz has struggled to make up ground as a nice guy, so he is following Donald Trump’s route to call out Fetterman’s real agenda.
Now he is calling out Fetterman for having two convicted criminals on his team, which Fetterman will probably defend as giving people a second chance.
We have talked exhaustingly about Fetterman’s desire to open up prisons.
He will deny it, of course, but the proof is not only in his record, it is on his staff.
Fetterman helped get Dennis and Lee Horton pardoned for a murder they were convicted of in 1994.
Now they work for him.
According to financial records, the two have been paid about $50,000 from Fetterman’s campaign.
Brittany Yanick, communications director for Doctor Oz, stated, “John Fetterman’s even trying to hide his record from voters by running TV ads saying he’s tough on crime.
“His positions – including releasing one-third of inmates onto our streets – says otherwise as does the fact that he hired two convicted murderers on his campaign.
“If John Fetterman cared about Pennsylvania’s crime problem, he’d prove it by firing the convicted murderers he employs on his campaign.”
Fetterman responded, “This smear is a sad and desperate attack from Dr. Oz’s shambolic campaign.
“Going after two campaign staffers is a new low for Dr. Oz. Dennis and Lee, who were wrongfully convicted, are two of the kindest, hardest working people I know – fighting for their release was one of the proudest moments of my career and I’m honored to have them on this team.”
There is zero proof that these two did not commit the murder other than their word.
The brothers claim they picked up a friend who had previously committed a robbery and murder.
In 1994, the brothers, along with the friend, were all convicted.
They maintained their innocence throughout the sentence, then Fetterman took up their case and had them pardoned by Governor Tom Wolf.
NRSC spokeswoman Lizzie Litzow chimed in, stating, “John Fetterman has a long record of being soft on crime, which he constantly tries to hide from voters and the press.
“He wants to release one-third of inmates onto Pennsylvania’s streets and now has two convicted murderers working on his campaign.
“He needs to start putting Pennsylvania communities ahead of murderers and other criminals and can start by firing the two convicted murderers he’s employed.”
With rising crime rates in Philadelphia, this would appear to be the plan to get Oz back into this race.
Depending on the poll, Oz is behind by as many as 13 points.
If they can get grip on this narrative, it could start to move the needle.
Source: Fox News