Dr. Mehmet Oz, a celebrity physician known best for hosting the “Dr. Oz Show,” announced Tuesday he will run for Senate in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Oz is running for an open Republican seat that is crucial to a 2022 Senate majority.
As reported by the New York Times, Dr. Oz said he had been motivated to run because of the pandemic.
In a statement announcing his candidacy, he said the pandemic has been mishandled by “elites” who “mandated” policies and “closed our parks, shuttered our schools, shut down our businesses, and took away our freedom.”
Oz has regularly appeared on Fox News to discuss the pandemic, sometimes making controversial statements about treatment.