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Michigan Governor Pushes Back on Calls to Not Vote for Joe Biden Over Gaza War

Michigan’s governor Gretchen Whitmer has pushed back on calls to not vote for Joe Biden over his mishandling of the Israeli Regime’s brutal war on Gaza, saying that the act could help Trump win re-election.

“It’s important not to lose sight of the fact that any vote that’s not cast for Joe Biden supports a second Trump term,” she said in an interview. 

“A second Trump term would be devastating. Not just on fundamental rights, not just on our democracy here at home, but also when it comes to foreign policy. This was a man who promoted a Muslim ban,” she added.

Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat and the only Palestinian-American serving in Congress, asked Democrats last week to vote “uncommitted” in Michigan’s 27 February primary.

“We don’t want a country that supports war and bombs and destruction. We want to support life. We want to stand up for every single life killed in Gaza … This is the way you can raise our voices. Don’t make us even more invisible. Right now, we feel completely neglected and just unseen by our government,” she said.. “If you want us to be louder, then come here and vote uncommitted.”

Jon Finer, a Deputy National Security Advisor, stated, “We are very well aware that we have made missteps in the course of responding to this crisis since October 7.” 

“We have left a very damaging impression based on what has been a wholly inadequate public accounting for how much the President, the administration and the country values the lives of Palestinians. And that began, frankly, pretty early in the conflict,” he added.

The US-backed Israeli onslaught in Gaza has killed almost 30,000 people, mostly women and children.

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