Oz says Fetterman supports an open border, calls PA a 'border state' due to fentanyl crisis

Fentanyl seizures are at a record high, according to the latest CBP figures.

Published: October 25, 2022 8:35pm

Updated: October 25, 2022 10:49pm

Republican Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz argued that Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman is in favor of an open border and supports legalizing all drugs.

Oz said he understands what legal immigration offers the U.S. given that he has family members who are legal immigrants. He argued that the Biden administration's handling of border security has failed. He emphasized that the amount of fentanyl coming over the border, particularly, has made Pennsylvania a border state.

Fentanyl seizures are currently at a record high, according to the latest U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures for FY2022.

Fetterman had a chance to respond and said that Oz's family business hired "illegals" and was levied a fine so he lacks credibility on the issue.

"He should sit this one out in terms of what's a secure border," he said.

One of the moderators asked Fetterman if he thinks the border is secure.

"I believe that a secure border can be compatible with compassion. I believe we need a comprehensive and bipartisan solution for immigration," he said. "I don't ever recall in the Statue of Liberty did they say take our tired huddled masses and put them on a bus and use cheap political stunts about them."

The candidates' comments were made during Tuesday evening's debate.

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