Well, prepare for another big-name celebrity to be ostracized because one just announced that he's running for U.S. Senate as a Republican.
Dr. Mehmet Oz is running for the Senate to represent his state of Pennsylvania.
Now, let me just say this. I'm personally not a fan of Dr. Oz. Maybe he's better than the guy in his place now, or maybe he's not. I honestly don't know yet. Am I willing to find out? Sure I am. If Dr. Oz wants to make a run for Congress and help take back our freedoms, I don't care if he runs as a Democrat, a Republican, or a pickle.
Dr. Oz released a statement and here are some of the highlights:
We are angry at our government and at each other.
"During the pandemic, I learned that when you mix politics and medicine, you get politics instead of solutions. That’s why I am running for the U.S. Senate: to help fix the problems and to help us heal."
"The reality of our challenges has crystallized during the pandemic. Over 750,000 in the United States have died from the virus, a devastating toll for families and communities. Many of those deaths were preventable. COVID-19 became an excuse for the government and elite thinkers who controlled the means of communication to suspend debate. Dissenting opinions from leading scholars were ridiculed and canceled so their ideas could not be disseminated."
"Instead, the government mandated policies that caused unnecessary suffering. The public was patronized and misled instead of empowered. We were told to lock down quietly and let those in charge take care of the rest. When we tested positive for the virus, we were also told to wait at home until our lips turned blue and we got sick enough to warrant hospitalization. To be clear, this is not a typical medical protocol. Elites with yards told those without yards to stay inside, where the virus was more likely to spread. And the arrogant, closed-minded people in charge closed our parks, shuttered our schools, shut down our businesses, and took away our freedom."
"America should have been the world leader on how to beat the pandemic. Although we had some moments of brilliance, such as the gift to the world of mRNA vaccines made possible by President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, many great ideas were squashed. That’s not the America my parents came to. That’s not the one I grew up in. That’s not the one I want to leave behind."