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Former Trump appointee Jack Brewer came out in support of Kathy Barnette in the Pennsylvania GOP primary, saying former President Trump was wrong to endorse Dr. Mehmet Oz.

“I am here today to endorse Kathy Barnette for US Senate in the state of Pennsylvania,” Brewer said in a video message Thursday. “As a former Philadelphia Eagle, I understand the issues that are facing so many of the underserved across that state. And I’ll tell you what, Trump got this one wrong. Dr. Oz just does not represent American Christian principles that this nation was founded on.”



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Brewer, a former NFL player who served on Trump’s Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, made his endorsement one day after anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List endorsed Barnette over Oz.

“We are excited to endorse Kathy Barnette for the US Senate in Pennsylvania,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser in a statement. “Kathy is a courageous advocate for life who exposes the human cost of abortion.”

Brewer said that the country is facing “spiritual battles” that are “attacking our country from its core,” while defending her against what he called slanderous media coverage.

Left: Jack Brewer.  Right: Kathy Barnette

Polls show a tight race between Oz and Barnette, who are the top two of the three candidates in the running. According to the Real Clear Politics polling average, Oz currently has a 2.3 point lead over Barnette. Former Under Secretary of the US Treasury David McCormick is currently running in third, trailing Barnette by less than one point in the polling aggregate.

FILE: Kathy Barnette, Republican US Senate candidate, speaks at a Moms for Liberty rally at the Pennsylvania State Capitol.  About 100 people attended the rally to protest mask and vaccine mandates.

But Brewer believes Barnette is the best choice in the race, citing her principles and service in the US military.

“Kathy Barnette understands, she’s a real warrior. She served in the US military and will continue to serve and represent the people of Pennsylvania through her time in the senate,” Brewer said. “I know this woman, she’s a principled lady, and we got to get her in DC”