“Ascolta, the reason Mehmet keeps talking about President Trump’s endorsement is because he can’t run on his own positions and his own records, and what’s true is he has flip-flopped on every major issue that we’re talking about in this campaign,” McCormick said. “The problem, Medico, is there’s no miracle cure for flip-flopping, and Pennsylvanians are seeing right through your phoniness and that’s what you’re dealing with. And that’s why you’re not taking off in the polls.”
sabbie, nel frattempo, disse, “President Trump doesn’t always get the best advice. It’s unfortunate but true,” while Barnette maintained that ”’MAGA’ does not belong to President Trump.”
“It belongs to the people,” Barnette said. “Our values never, never shifted to President Trump’s values. It was President Trump who shifted and aligned with our values.
Beyond Trump, Oz and McCormick traded attacks on abortion rights, politica estera, oil production, transgender athletes and the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is where Mehmet Oz cracks me up, because I hear all these statements about Covid now, and this is a guy who, who on national television, said the Chinese were doing a great job with Covid lockdown, who complimented Anthony Fauci as a great scientist and a great leader,” McCormick said.
“Anthony Fauci, who was the leader of that initial response, should be fired. I’ve called for his removal,” Oz rebutted.
Barnette and Sands also entered into a number of intense exchanges. Sands attacked Barnette over losing her former election, while Barnette brought up election integrity — implying that might be why she had lost.
McCormick and Oz declined to speak with reporters following the debate.
The Republican candidates will face off on May
17 in a primary for the seat
, which is held by retiring Republican Pat Toomey
. Democrats will also have a competitive primary for the seat
, and the race will be one of the most high-profile
, and likely one of the most expensive
, of November’s midterm elections
It could represent Democrats’ best chance of picking up a GOP-held seat.