The black woman he ‘comforted’ at the event was reportedly an aide


the campaign of Memet Oz, pennsylvaniaRepublican Party The U.S. Senate candidate reportedly said in a “community discussion” in September that black women were actually campaigners. Philadelphia county coordinator, The Intercept reported.

Oz talks to Sheila Armstrong, In June, she shared a photo proving she was a campaign aide.and comforted her while describing the shootings of her brother and nephew. SeveralPhiladelphia area news reported outlet.

Associated Press We highlighted the event in this week’s story and explained: [Dr. Oz’s] “On the set of an earlier daytime TV show,” and a candidate asking Armstrong how he would deal with a tragic death.

Brendan McPhillips, Campaign Manager for the Democratic Opponents of Oz Lieutenant John Fettermanthis week the AP story said Armstrong was a “paid staffer” and that The Federal Election Commission supports his claim that the Oz campaign paid her. the intercept said.

Armstrong, She admitted to organizing attendance and arguing before the Oz campaign eventaccording to FEC data, made more than $2,000 at the end of June, which was included in the campaign’s salary.

According to The Intercept, none of the Philadelphia media outlets mentioned Armstrong’s relationship with the campaign, and the AP later updated its article to mention her relationship.

“As soon as AP learned of and confirmed Armstrong’s involvement in the campaign, we updated our story.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has also updated its article to address Armstrong’s involvement in the Oz campaign, according to The Intercept.

The Oz campaign also allegedly did not invite Fetterman to participate in “community discussions.”fake city hall,” Armstrong’s Video Claims That she invited Fettermann.

The Huffington Post reached out to representatives of Oz’s campaign and Armstrong for further comment.

This article originally appeared on huff post and updated.