Former Secretary of State and CIA director Mike Pompeo raised concerns in a press briefing Friday about Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Trump-endorsed candidate for the Senate in Pennsylvania.
Pompeo said that Oz’s Turkish citizenship and the fact that he voted in the Turkish presidential election but not the American one may be an issue in his seeking office in the U.S.
“When we see reports that he chose to vote in a Turkish presidential election but not in an American election…not only did he not engage in the American political process, but he engaged in the Turkish political process. That raises in my mind lots of judgments about his priorities,” Pompeo said.
“Maybe it’s all innocent, maybe it’s all straight up, but we and the people of Pennsylvania and [all] Americans … need to understand the scope and depth of his relationship with the Turkish government,” he said.
Pompeo said his concerns were not political, but he is supporting Oz’s opponent Dave McCormick in the primary election.
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