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Man On Mehmet Oz Panel Says He’s Swayed Away From GOP Candidate

A Pennsylvania recovery counselor stated that his participation on a current panel with Mehmet Oz, the state’s Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, was sufficient to be “swayed away” from voting for him.

Justyn Patton, an authorized recovery specialist for DreamLife Recovery PA, was a member of an Oz “Safer Streets Community Discussion” panel within the City of Johnstown on Tuesday, The Tribune-Democrat reported.

Johnston is situated in Cambria County, which has ranked among the many counties in Pennsylvania with the best per-capita overdose deaths, the newspaper said.

Oz spoke to the panel – which featured docs and recovery professionals – about the issue of unlawful medicine within the U.S. together with the motion of potent, China-sourced artificial opioid fentanyl coming in from the U.S.–Mexico border, the newspaper reported.

Cambria County District Attorney Greg Neugebauer, right, talks to Dr. Mehmet Oz, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, on what he deals with as a district attorney dealing with drug related crimes during a Safer Streets Community Discussion on Tuesday.
Cambria County District Attorney Greg Neugebauer, proper, talks to Dr. Mehmet Oz, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, on what he offers with as a district lawyer coping with drug associated crimes throughout a Safer Streets Community Discussion on Tuesday.

Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat by way of AP

Oz, who’s working in opposition to Democratic opponent John Fetterman for a seat within the U.S. Senate, claimed there’s been a dramatic enhance in fentanyl coming throughout the border, including that regulation enforcement officers have confiscated extra fentanyl than they did two years in the past.

Patton acknowledged the GOP candidate’s declare about drug trafficking earlier than additionally pointing to the pharmaceutical trade for its hand within the disaster years earlier than.

He later instructed ABC’s senior White House correspondent Mary Bruce that he didn’t hear a plan from Oz and claimed the candidate addressed “the same old” factors on detox and securing the border.

Patton, who stated he got here into the panel as an undecided voter, stated the occasion modified his thoughts.

“You just spent about an hour on a panel with Dr. Oz and that swayed you away from him?” Bruce requested.

“Absolutely, absolutely,” stated Patton, who described himself as “insulted.”

You can watch a clip from the panel, and Bruce’s interview with Patton, under.

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