‘I Did Not See That Coming’: Watters Says Republican Voters ‘Didn’t Seem To Trust’ Oz

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Fox News host Jesse Watters said Wednesday evening that Republican voters “didn’t seem to trust” Republican senatorial candidate Mehmet Oz, which resulted in a loss against Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in Tuesday’s election.

“Dr. Oz lost to John Fetterman by 200,000 votes, by 3%. I did not see that coming,” Watters, who predicted a Republican blowout prior to the elections, said. “Abortion played a big role in Pennsylvania. It was top of mind for voters as the press secretary would say and Republican voters didn’t seem to trust Dr. Oz and after that bruising primary battle, he wasn’t able to pull it together.” (RELATED: ‘We Were Expecting More Of A Red Wave’: Ainsley Earhardt Clearly Confused After GOP Fails To Make Major Gains)

Oz lost to Fetterman in Tuesday’s election, part of an underwhelming performance by Republicans in the midterms that also included seeing former NFL running back Herschel Walker facing a Dec. 6 runoff against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia after a razor-thin race. The Republican had no prior political experience.


“The people of Pennsylvania, they wanted Fetterman and they are going to get John Fetterman for six years, if he can make it,” Watters said. “And they also got Gisele Fetterman and the stenographer that travels around Fetterman and keeps the computer handy for translation.”

“It just tells you the Democrats will vote for anybody and anything. This is basically like us against them now. Republicans and Democrats could both nominate a glass of orange juice and Democrats will still show up,” Watters continued.

Watters blasted Democrats, claiming that they deceived Pennsylvania voters about Fetterman’s health after his May 13 stroke.

“They ran a scam in Pennsylvania, too. Because Fetterman hid his health for months while the media covered for him, early votes poured in and refused to debate Oz until the very last week while he had already banked thousands of early votes,” Watters said. “He deceived the voters and got away from it.”

Oz raised the issue of Fetterman’s fitness to serve after he declined multiple debate invitations in August and September while he recovered from the stroke.

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