Philly Police Endorse Oz

The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police gave its support Monday to Pennsylvania GOP Senate nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz over Democrat nominee and statte Lt. Gov. John Fetterman.

  • Oz endorsement marks a departure from years past in which a Philadelphia police union would almost automatically vote for a Democrat candidate.
  • However, in recent elections, as progressive Democrats like Fetterman began to call for more holistic approaches to crime-fighting and criminal justice, the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 has departed from the city’s traditionally Democrat-supporting unions.
  • Those approaches have including diverting money from – or calling for “defunding” of – police departments.
  • “We need to have Dr. Oz in this position to support our law enforcement,” said FOP President John McNesby. “That’s the last thin line that the community has to be able to keep themselves safe.”