Oz: “I’m from New Jersey. I appreciate all that our state offers, and we can take folks who made big coming from the state, you want to celebrate them.”
PENNSYLVANIA — In the latest example of Mehmet Oz being a complete fraud from New Jersey, new reporting from Huffington Post reveals Oz not only participated in the New Jersey Hall of Fame Awards, but did so with pride, stating “I’m from New Jersey” and implying that he hoped to be inducted one day:
Three years ago, New Jersey’s glitterati gathered to toast the Garden State and honor 19 of its “most distinguished citizens” as they were inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
“She is funny, funny, funny, because she gets the joke. And that’s the important part about what she represents as a New Jerseyite, because New Jersey’s about that. It’s about resilience,” Oz said.
Oz also gave an interview at the event in which he played up his New Jersey ties, saying, “I’m from New Jersey. I appreciate all that our state offers, and we can take folks who made big coming from the state, you want to celebrate them.”
He then joked that he might get to be inducted someday:
Q: Who in the future would you like to see be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame if you had to pick a few people?
Oz: I love athletes that are from New Jersey, people forget how great our sports teams are. But I’m talking about folks who have done great. Great surgeons. [laughter]
Home-state pride is lots of fun, but touting his love of New Jersey just three years ago is a little awkward now that Oz is running to be Pennsylvania’s next U.S. senator.
The piece is just the latest in a series of bad press for the New Jersey fraud. Just this week, a GOP county leader said “Oz fits in better in Manhattan than in Pennsylvania” and it was reported that Oz has never had a hunting license in Florida, despite bragging about hunting in the Sunshine State during the primary.
Additionally, it was revealed that Oz spent the first days of the general election in Florida delivering “keynote remarks at a meeting for a lobbying group that supports multi-level marketing — a haven for pyramid schemes” and that he owns properties around the world, while his residency in Pennsylvania is unclear.