Never ones to hold their opinions back, the ladies of The View, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, gave their two cents on doctor and fellow talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz running for Senate as a Republican candidate.
Subscribe to Opening Act.
It was recently reported that Dr. Oz announced he entered the Republican primary field to replace the outgoing Sen. Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania. In addition, the famed surgeon appeared on the Fox News show Hannity, where he declared his intentions to run on thoughts the same as Sean Hannity himself: “an America-first, Make America Great Again conservative.” It’s safe to say that the women of The View had a lot to say on the surgeon’s decision to run for public office.
Sunny Hostin reflected that Dr. Oz took a major turn with his comments recommending that children return to school in the midst of the COVID pandemic
She reflected that his stance on children’s wellness didn’t seem to be aligned with his personality.
“That’s what’s so confusing because he is, personally, he seems to be a nice person,” Hostin said. “But would a nice person sacrifice people’s children? Would a good person do these things?”
Goldberg also gave her opinion on Oz’s COVID stance.
“Listen, you either get that this is about other people’s health — this is not whether you like the idea of a mandate, or getting a shot. That has nothing to do with it,” Whoopi said. “Kids going back to school deserve to be safe and if you, as a doctor, and a physician, can’t see that, then you’re not somebody I want to vote for, no matter how much I like you!”
Behar was particularly baffled by Oz’ decision to run as a MAGA Republican candidate.
“What happened to him?” she asked. “What happened to him? He’s gone over to the dark side.”
“Can we say something good about him too? Because I know him a little bit. I’ve been to his house for dinner,” Behar said. “Somebody that we know was having a medical issue, I picked up the phone, I asked him ‘What should we do?’ He told you exactly who to call. He’s very, very, personally, a doll. This is some political aspiration he has that must be controlled. Mehmet, please, come back!”