Calls continue to grow for Democrat John Fetterman to debate Republican Mehmet Oz ahead of the midterm election for Pennsylvania's next senator.
The debate would show whether Fetterman has recovered from his stroke enough to represent the state and if Oz can address concerns by conservatives over some of his views.
John Fetterman must debate and let Pennsylvania voters decide if he’s up to the job - @nypost:https://t.co/xajxdPmIT4
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) September 7, 2022
"Oz has been pestering Fetterman to agree to debates, which are a pretty good proxy for the kind of performance that a senator has to be routinely capable of. Oz has agreed to five invitations from various media outlets, and Fetterman none," the New York Post wrote in an op-ed.
"His reluctance to agree to what are standard events in any high-profile campaign, and quite valuable ones for voters, is telling," it added.
John Fetterman’s misinformation campaign is busy tonight, here’s the reality: I have committed to 6 debates in September and October. Fetterman has committed to 0. Absentee ballots can go out September 19th. We need to be debating early and often.
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) September 8, 2022
The issue won't go away, with voters concerned over Fetterman's health status.
The clock is ticking, and Fetterman is about to miss his opportunity unless he's intentionally trying to avoid a debate.