July 4, 2022

Kathy Barnett lashes out at GOP rivals in closing event as Pennsylvania Senate confidence intensifies



CNN

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnett On Saturday he criticized his Republican main rivals for being over-determined in his growing candidacy, calling his leading rivals “two globalists” who, according to audio from a speech obtained by CNN, only wave to conservatives to be elected.

The comments came during an event with Burnett and the Republican nominee for governor of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Doug Mastriano. Media members were barred from attending the event, but one person who attended the event provided a recording to CNN. This is not the first time both candidates have blocked journalists from attending events – both of which continue to deceive reporters in the final days of their campaign.

In his speech on Saturday, Barnett cast his two main rivals – the famous surgeon Mohamed Oz And former hedge fund manager Dave McCormick – As pseudo-conservatives.

“You have Mohamed Oz, who never used his public platform to present our America’s first agenda. He never did. Now he is said to be an MAGA conservative. Never,” he said. If ideologically you are not in bed with China, you can not be in bed with China financially.… Yet they tell us they are conservatives. Pay attention. ”

On Friday, McCormick described his mission in China as “negotiating” against the country, saying “no one deserves the toughness and toughness to join hands with China like I do.”

Barnett also used part of his speech to respond to the way his opponents and their super PACs portrayed the rising candidate. A CNN fact test The anti-Barnett ad for American Leadership Action found that the pro-Oz Super PAC “greatly distorts” the candidate’s past views and attitudes by linking the candidate with beliefs about organizational racism in the Black Lives Matter movement and the police. Departments.

“The swamp is not just for Democrats. I do not know if you know it,” Barnett said in his speech, referring to the popular “filter the swamp” message during the former 2016 campaign. President Donald TrumpTo whom Oz approval. “You can see what they’re doing to me. Everything I said about myself, I did not exaggerate, I did not decorate. I’ve volunteered a lot.

He added: “Look at the video they made, right? I never supported Black Lives Matter. I have never said that our country is systemically racist. In fact, I have always said the opposite, and I have always said that my story shows you how far we have come as a nation.

Trump’s support for Oz provoked a backlash from conservative activists in Pennsylvania, some of whom were drawn to Barnett because of the former president’s decision.

Trump said in a statement Thursday that Barnett was not a viable candidate for the presidency.

“Kathy Barnett can never win a general election against the far left Democrats,” he said.

Bornett took up the issue on Saturday, focusing on his past tweets. A CNN report His tweets and past appearances sparked anti-Muslim and anti-gay statements and the false conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama was a Muslim. He is a Christian.

“Nobody talked about my old tweets,” he said. “They have to go back 10 years … find a complete thought or a sentence and tell her who she is.”

Barnett also attacked Fox presenter Sean Hannity, who had Osage on his show and asked him about his past tweets. Hannity told the audience, “He is doing exactly what he and others have said about the Left, and he is sowing misinformation to suppress our vote in order to steal the election.” That’s what they do.

Polls suggest Barnett is rising in the Republican Senate primary. A Fox poll The three candidates released this week – Oz, McCormick and Barnett – in a virtual tie, caused shock and concern among Republicans who believe Bornett may be the wild card in November.

Barnett took issue with that assumption Saturday, arguing that Republicans often make mistakes in selecting candidates.

“I hope the Republicans have a better story. We choose those who want to tell our story. We do,” she said.

Commenting on the criticism, he added: “The problem they have with me is that I did not ask for permission. I did not ask permission. I walked through the front door.