Mike Pompeo Warns Senate Candidate Dr. Oz Could Be National Security Threat Over Turkish Ties

Mike Pompeo Warns Senate Candidate Dr. Oz Could Be National Security Threat Over Turkish Ties


Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned during a Friday press briefing that Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz was a potential national security threat due to his ties with his native country of Turkey.

Pompeo’s remarks come after ABC News reported this week on a photograph that showed Oz voting in Turkish elections as recently as 2018. Oz was also accused this week of violating  the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) by not registering as a foreign agent while he was doing work for Turkish Airlines, which is 49.12% owned by the Turkish government.

“We criticize American candidates all the time because they didn’t vote. This is different from that,” Pompeo said. “Not only did he not engage in the American [process] but he engaged in the Turkish political

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