‘Aren’t you supposed to do no harm?’ Joy Behar says Dr. Oz debate performance violates Hippocratic Oath

“The View” co-host Joy Behar accused Dr. Mehmet Oz of violating the Hippocratic Oath by debating a stroke-impaired John Fetterman in Pennsylvania, asking him, “Aren’t you supposed to do no harm?”

(Video Credit: The View)

On Wednesday, “The View” discussed Tuesday night’s debate between Democrat John Fetterman and Trump-endorsed Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania where the results of the election could be a key determinant in the Republicans retaking control of the Senate. It’s no surprise that the ladies on the panel support Fetterman over Oz. Sunny Hostin went so far as to call Oz a “bully.”

Fetterman suffered a stroke just before he won the Democratic primary and his speech and cognitive abilities have not fully recovered. He has to use a teleprompter to help him answer questions and it is evident he has aphasia. The debate was considered by many a disaster for Democrats, according to Axios.

“Well, that part where he says this should be a decision between a woman, her medical professional, and then local political officials is where he lost me because I thought he was going in the right direction. And I think as a doctor, he knows how intimate and important those decisions are,” co-host Sara Haines began, referring to Oz on the subject of abortion.

“So I find that answer, particularly in that stance, a bit intellectually dishonest. But it was the way he delivered that got me like he should know that’s not going to end well when you start like that,” she continued.

Enter Joy Behar who enthusiastically attacked Oz over the Hippocratic Oath.

“The Republican Party is running a bunch of ads about showing Fetterman stumbling on things because of the stroke. What kind of a doctor is behind that? Aren’t you just supposed to do no harm?” she disingenuously asked.

“It’s so unsympathetic to the guy, you know?” she added and then brought up that she had actually been to Oz’s home.

“And I just want to say that Oz is very slick. He’s a TV guy. Remember that? There’s another woman in Arizona, Kari Lake, also a TV woman. So they’re very slick, you know, amphetamines kind of like, you know, with the stroke and without the stroke is not as slick. But he has ideas and he has governed,” Behar slimily asserted.

“You know Oz, and I know Oz, I mean, I’ve been to his house and he has a part of him. You know, I called him one time to help with the recommendation for a doctor who was right there for me. He’s like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. At this point, I don’t know which one is the real Dr. Oz, but voting for the slick person on TV is like voting for me,” she said turning on Oz with no remorse whatsoever.

Then she went on to laughably contend that if you work in television, you shouldn’t run in politics. Except that happens all the time.

“Don’t vote for me for politics. I do work on television. That doesn’t mean that’s the same thing we had. Donald Trump. Yeah, now we have eyes and now we have this Kari Lake. Don’t be fooled by that,” she warned, referring to the GOP nominee for governor of Arizona who was a longtime Phoenix area news anchor.

“It’s really strange. It was really strange to me that he chose to bully a stroke victim. Yeah, right. Like he obviously was bullying him,” Hostin declared. “And, you know, I don’t think the people of Pennsylvania or the people, in general, liked that because Fetterman raised $1 million after that debate.”

Of note here, it’s almost a certainty that if Fetterman were a Republican, these same women would be railing about how he is unfit for office. But since he’s a Democrat, they are just fine with an impaired stroke victim.

“And I think it takes real courage to show that you’ve been knocked down. I think it takes real bravery to allow people to see your weakness. Right. And we know that Fetterman’s cognitive abilities have not been compromised. It’s about expression. That has been compromised,” Hostin remarked.

“Aphasia,” one of her co-hosts interjected.

“Exactly. And you know, this is a smart guy. He got a degree in public policy from Harvard, his master’s degree. So this is not a stupid guy. This is a guy, as you mentioned, was governor of Pennsylvania, was mayor for many, a lieutenant governor was the mayor for many years. And as well, you know, has just led his life in public service. So why would you vote for the whack doc, doctor?” Hostin viciously asked.

Then they went back and forth calling Oz a quack before co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin stepped in.

“So I’ve said this before in the show. I think some of our most consequential and important leaders in history have had disabilities. So as a society, we should that should not preclude somebody from holding elected office,” she stated.

“What I had an issue with Fetterman is he did not seem to have a grasp on his policy positions. And what was hard for me was to differentiate, is that because of the stroke or does he not have an explanation for doing a 180 on fracking, an issue that is extremely important in Pennsylvania, the second biggest energy-producing state in the country,” Griffin argued.

“Joe Biden, who we all tease for having gaffes and not always saying things eloquently. I may disagree with his policies, but I’ve never doubted that he truly knows what he’s talking about and he knows what his positions are. I didn’t just personally walk away from that and think this guy is confident in his positions and ready to lead,” she concluded.

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