Braddock, PA – Dr. Oz is holding the Election Night party for his U.S. Senate campaign at a club whose owner is a top January 6th insurrectionist who, through his People4Trump PAC, “funded three buses that brought about 200 people from Bucks County to Washington D.C. on Jan. 6.” Worthington directly helped fuel the attack on American democracy — advertising that these insurrectionists would “proceed to the Capitol.”
Jim Worthington, who owns the Newtown Athletic Club where the Oz campaign will be gathering on Election Night, has repeatedly challenged the legitimacy of the 2020 election, saying the results were “corrupted” and needed to be challenged “legally or otherwise”, and encouraged doubt about the 2022 election. Just this past week, Worthington introduced Oz at a campaign rally and openly questioned the integrity of the 2020 election in his opening remarks.
Now, Worthington is Oz’s Southeastern Pennsylvania finance and events director, and a self-proclaimed “good friend” of Donald Trump. Trump appointed Worthington to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition, which Oz was also appointed to.
Oz has previously hosted several campaign events at the Newtown Athletic Club, including his Election Night party during the primary.
Recent reports uncovered that Oz has multiple January 6th insurrectionists on his campaign payroll, who he has refused to fire, and that he is being bankrolled by lawyers who tried to overturn the 2020 election in PA for Trump.
This weekend, Oz stood on stage and rallied alongside two of the Republican Party’s most extreme figures: former President Donald Trump and GOP nominee for Governor Doug Mastriano.
Fetterman Campaign Spokesperson Joe Calvello issued the following statement:
“If Dr. Oz wants to show he’s serious about standing up against Republican extremism, he should start by canceling his own Election Night party and finding a new location that isn’t hosted by a top January 6th insurrectionist who funded hundreds of people traveling to D.C. to attack the Capitol. Oz’s continued embrace of the GOP’s most radical and dangerous election deniers prove he is too extreme and totally unfit to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate.”