Pennsylvania Senate race

Watch: Democrat John Fetterman Refused to Oppose Abolishing ICE

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D), running against Republican Mehmet Oz for the state’s open Senate seat, once refused to denounce the “Abolish ICE” movement that seeks to eliminate the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, which enforces federal immigration law.

Pennsylvania's Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman speaks to supporters gathered in Dickinson Square Park in Philadelphia on October 23, 2022, as he campaigns for the US Senate. - The US midterm election is scheduled for November 8, 2022. (Photo by Kriston Jae Bethel / AFP) (Photo by KRISTON JAE BETHEL/AFP via …

Fetterman on Why He Declined Debate, Whether There Will Be One Before Election: I’ll ‘Engage’ in Talks When There’s ‘Serious Conversation’ 

During an interview aired on Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “11th Hour,” Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. and U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman (D) responded to a question on why he turned down his Republican opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz’s invitation to debate and if the two will debate before the election by stating he’ll “engage” when the Oz campaign has “a serious conversation” but “right now, the fact that they have chosen to have a deeply unserious campaign to just ridicule somebody that is just recovering from a stroke.”

John Fetterman, lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania and Democratic senate candidate, during a campaign rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, US, on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. Fetterman hasn't been on the campaign trail in his US Senate race since suffering a stroke in May. Photographer: Justin Merriman/Bloomberg via Getty Images