After an epic failure of a campaign debate where John Fetterman was crushed by Republican U.S. Senate nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz, the flailing candidate has called in reinforcements to attempt to resuscitate his campaign. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will host a rare duo campaign stop for the flailing candidate. The stop will be in Philadelphia. Biden and Harris’ appearance is especially suspect since the two, who have failed in approval polls, are now trying to save a Democrat in possibly the most contentious U.S. Senate race this cycle.
The Hill reports:
With less than two weeks till Election Day, Biden and Harris are set to participate in a reception for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.
“It’s always helpful to have the two leaders of the party out there in the final push,” one Democratic strategist said of the joint appearance. “Is it risky? Maybe. But it sends a powerful message in a really important race.”
Joel Payne, another Democratic strategist backed that sentiment: “There are a few things in politics that have more capital than the bully pulpit of the White House.”
The last time Biden and Harris shared a stage outside of the White House together was the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 1. But the two haven’t appeared together for an event outside of D.C since a January event in Atlanta.
Biden tweeted, “If Dr. Oz gets his way, where does this end? Would he recommend local officials make decisions about cancer treatments? Colonoscopies? Or is this kind of scrutiny reserved just for women?”