while his oPennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman wouldn’t commit to releasing his full medical records during a highly anticipated debate against Republican Mehmet Oz on Tuesdaypponent Mehmet Oz has mocked him for it

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peaking haltingly throughout the hourlong event more than five months after experiencing a stroke.

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Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s 53-year-old lieutenant governor, has acknowledged that he “almost died” after suffering a stroke in May.

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On Tuesday night, he addressed what he called the “elephant in the room.”

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“I had a stroke. He’s never let me forget that,” Fetterman said of his Republican opponent.

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“And I might miss some words during this debate, mush two words together, but it knocked me down and I’m going to keep coming back up.”

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He also quickly tried to go on offense by attacking Oz’s “gigantic mansions” and his integrity.

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Oz, a celebrity heart surgeon, ignored his opponent’s health throughout the debate, though he has hammered Fetterman on the issue repeatedly during the campaign.

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On Tuesday night, Oz attacked Fetterman’s policies on crime, saying he is “trying to get as many murderers out of jail as possible.”

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