published : 2023-11-16
Dem Senate hopeful urges Biden to drop out of 2024 race amid party infighting over Gaza
'Joe Biden has blood on his hands,' says Michigan Senate candidate Nasser Beydoun
A pro-Palestinian Democrat seeking to represent Michigan in the U.S. Senate has called for President Biden to drop out of the 2024 race for the White House.
Nasser Beydoun, a former chairman and executive director of the Arab American Civil Rights League, believes that Biden's handling of the Israel-Gaza conflict has thrown his Presidency into a tailspin.
Beydoun argues that Biden's continuous support for Israel has alienated a large portion of his base, including Arab Americans, Muslims, Christians, Jews, and others who previously supported him in the 2020 presidential election.
He asserts that Biden's actions have resulted in the loss of 'key voting blocks' in swing states like Michigan, and he cannot support the president as his party's nominee.
Beydoun emphasizes that Biden's support for Israel's efforts in Gaza goes beyond the sentiments following President Trump's Muslim travel ban, and it has left these voting blocks politically homeless.
He goes as far as stating that Biden has blood on his hands, expressing his disgust for the president's support of violence in Gaza.
Beydoun, who has previously donated to pro-Palestinian Democrats like Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, believes that elected officials should represent the needs of their community.
He claims that Michiganders need a voice in Washington that understands and listens to their needs.
The ongoing conflict in the Middle East has caused friction within the Democratic Party.
Some elected members have called for a cease-fire, while Biden and other Western leaders argue that it would benefit Hamas terrorists.
Biden's administration has pushed for humanitarian pauses in the fighting instead.
Earlier this week, hundreds of government officials from various departments and agencies wrote a letter opposing Biden's handling of the Israel-Hamas war and demanding a cease-fire.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and 23 other progressive lawmakers have also called for Biden's support for a cease-fire, particularly over the 'grave violations' against children in the war.
The tension among Democrats over their support for Israel led to violent protests outside the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee.
Biden and his administration continue to support Israel's ongoing war against Hamas, condemning the terrorist attacks while Israel responds with rocket fire and a ground invasion.