(PartiallyPolitics.com) – The escalation of the Israel-Hamas war has resulted in a lot of political division within the Democratic party and could result in many of the Democratic candidates in Michigan, a critical swing state losing the support of both Jewish and Arab American voters.
Last week, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D), had made headlines after the House censured her over her push for a cease-fire in Gaza. In the video that led to her being censured, Tlaib had warned President Biden that Arab American voters would remember the position that the Biden administration had on the war when it was time for them to vote in 2024.
Tlaib’s comments and remarks have at the same time been heavily criticized by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) who stated during an interview on CNN in October that it should not be a hard thing for someone to “condemn terrorists and terrorism.” These comments had come during a time when Tlaib had pushed for Biden to stop providing funding to Israel only a day after the Oct. 7 Hamas surprise attack on Israel.
While Slotkin, who has announced that she would be running for the Senate in 2024, voted not to have Tlaib censured, she has still criticized her Democratic colleague. These criticisms show the conflicting positions within the Democratic party which could end up causing problems for the party as they head into a presidential election year.
The division was also visible last week when Tlaib put out another video stating that Biden would see the electoral consequences of his position and called for Palestine to be free “from the river to the sea.”
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