Anyone watching today could tell there was only one person on that stage who can represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate: @droz.It’s sad to see John Fetterman struggling so much. He should take more time to allow himself to fully recover. #pasenatedebate @abc27 — Pat Toomey (@PatToomey) October 26, 2022
The Fetterman campaign might have ended on that fracking answer…— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) October 26, 2022
Fetterman just melts down after a long pause when confronted about his flip flopping on fracking. pic.twitter.com/ceGtuNt61J— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 26, 2022
Fetterman is asked about previously saying he wanted to eliminate fracking:“I support fracking and I don’t I support fracking and I stand and I do support fracking.” pic.twitter.com/JWE20t3kWi — Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 26, 2022
Fetterman has a record of opposing fracking in his first campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in 2016, according to Fox News. Fetterman was seeking the Democratic nomination to run against Toomey then, but lost in the primary. In 2016 he called for a moratorium on fracking in Pennsylvania and called it a “stain” on Pennslyvania. In 2018, he continued his opposition, Fox News reported. Fetterman campaign spokesman Joe Calvello has said Fetterman is a solid supporter of fracking. “John does not support a fracking moratorium or ban. If you were paying attention to our campaign, you would have known this has not been his position for years and that he was attacked in the primary over his support of fracking,” he told Fox News in July. “In fact, throughout his career John has stood up to politicians to fight for U.S. Steel’s right to build fracking wells.” During the debate, Oz was also called to account for a past anti-fracking position. In a 2014 column, Oz said fracking should be halted pending a health study, according to WCBD-TV. But in a March social media post, he wrote, “So back off Biden, give us freedom to frack.” During the debate, Oz said, “I’ve been very consistent,” he said. “Fracking has been demonstrated — it’s a very old technology — to be safe. It is a lifeline for this commonwealth to be able to build wealth similar to what they’ve been able to achieve in other states,” he said. “For that reason, I strongly support fracking.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
This is disturbing.Moderator: Do you support fracking? FETTERMAN: “I do support fracking. And I don’t. I don’t. I support fracking. I stand.” pic.twitter.com/xR0FSXMzd1 — The First (@TheFirstonTV) October 26, 2022