On eve of primary, Dr. Oz non-committal on 2020 election irregularities

Dr. Oz: 'I want to be careful' before labeling 2020 election 'rigged or stolen'

Updated: May 16, 2022 - 9:27pm

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    Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Trump-endorsed frontrunner in Pennsylvania's Republican Senate primary, on Monday said, "I want to be careful" before labeling the 2020 election as rigged.

    The former "Dr. Oz Show" host also spoke with David Brody on "The Water Cooler" about his Muslim faith and thoughts on transgender children. 

    Oz said while he has not seen Dinesh D'Souza's "2000 Mules" and he personally saw issues in the 2020 election. 

    "There's so many questions," he said, adding that voter ID is a "critical" issue in elections.

    Brody pointed out that Oz has not used the words "rigged or stolen," which former President Donald Trump uses to describe the 2020 election.

    "I want to be careful," Oz replied. "Republicans are about fixing things. I know for sure we've got to deal with 2020, but this is about knowing exactly what the diagnosis is so we can give it the right treatment."

    He also blamed Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro for not letting the legislature investigate the 2020 election.

    When pressed for his political thoughts on medical issues, Oz said, "My big issue with the whole transgender movement with kids is it's based on false science... 85% of young children who say they're transgender will go back to their biologic sex, if they're just loved and let be."

    He said he is "very dubious" about pediatric puberty blockers but would not outright support a ban, instead encouraging patients to speak with their doctors.

    Oz also told Brody he supports abortion in cases of rape, incest or a threat to mother's life, just like former presidents Reagan and Trump.

    Brody asked Oz, who will be the first Muslim senator if elected, about his faith. 

    "We don’t want Sharia Law in America. I’m a secular Muslim. I don’t want any of these religious fanatics playing a role in American society," Oz said, adding that he is "very proud" of his Christian wife, children, and grandchildren.