Scarborough Tries To Save Fetterman With A Twisted Attack Against Oz
I get it, I guess. I watched the full debate between Dr. Oz and incumbent Dem John Fetterman, and boy was it a slaughter. Fetterman could hardly form a coherent thought, much less lead a debate. I guess that's why Joe Scarborough jumped to his defense, taking a fragment of what Dr. Oz said about abortion and forming an entirely new narrative out of it.
Dr. Oz was asked about his stance on abortion and he answered fairly directly. As a doctor, he said that he has had to be there for some difficult decisions. He noted that it is his belief that that decision shouldn't be made by the federal government.
“I am not gonna support federal — federal rules that block the ability of states to do what they wish to do. The abortion decision should be left up to states,” declared Oz. When asked whether he would vote for Senator Lindsay Graham’s bill setting a federal ban on abortions after 15 weeks, Oz doubled down on the answer.
“Any bill that violates what I said — which is the federal government interfering with the state rule on abortion — I would vote against,” he said.
Scarborough claimed that Oz was “talking about people in the Water Management District making decisions about life or death, life-or-death decisions on rape, incest, life of the mother.” In another instance, he asserted that Oz wanted “Parks and Recreation people” making those decisions.
The basis of Scarborough’s claims is a statement from Oz earlier in the debate:
"There should not be involvement from the federal government in how states decide their abortion decisions. As a physician, I’ve been in the room when there’s some difficult conversations happening. I don’t want the federal government involved with that at all. I want women, doctors, local political leaders, letting the democracy that’s always allowed our nation to thrive to put the best ideas forward so states can decide for themselves."
Scarborough jumped on only one of the voices that Oz mentioned that should be heard in the debate on abortion—The officials. While the doctor did not suggest that politicians should be the deciding factor, he asserted that a moral voice should be involved.
How far the mighty fall—Scarborough was once a strong voice against abortion, specifically against late-term abortions. Look at him now.