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O’Rourke supports campaign to vote ‘uncommitted’ in Michigan Democratic primary

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) urges Democratic voters to vote “irresponsible” in Michigan’s presidential primary if they are dissatisfied with the way President Biden is handling the Israel-Hamas war. I support the campaign that demands it.

“People who want to see this administration do more or do a better job are putting political pressure on the president and his campaign to make America better.” I think it makes sense to get people’s attention, O’Rourke. Said In an interview with the Michigan Advance.

O’Rourke, who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2020 and then endorsed Biden, was visiting Michigan on Saturday as part of a book tour, the newspaper reported.

Abdullah Hammond, Mayor of Dearborn, Michigan, recently said: wrote an op-ed for the New York Times He said his community was “haunted” by the scenes in the Gaza Strip, where Israel has launched a counterattack against the militant group Hamas, which has killed more than 1,200 Israelis and taken more than 200 hostages. he claimed. Israeli counterattacks have killed nearly 30,000 people in Gaza, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health. Mr Hammond said he could not support that genocide was occurring.

“Therefore, I intend to check the ‘uncommitted’ box on my presidential primary ballot next Tuesday,” he wrote.

O’Rourke joins Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and former Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.) in saying he supports Hammond’s campaign, the Michigan Advance reported.

“I agree with its purpose and goals. We should have a ceasefire and each country should return. [and] each hostage [taken by Hamas]This war must end and there must be a negotiated solution for a Palestinian state,” O’Rourke told the outlet. “All of that needs to happen, and I share the concern that the United States is not doing enough to make them happen.”

Biden has faced growing criticism from his own party since the war began. He has since changed his rhetoric, calling on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make airstrikes more precise and find a way forward toward a two-state solution.

O’Rourke said political pressure could be key to the Middle East situation in an election year when Biden and former President Trump are likely to face off.

“We know Joe Biden is a good person, and we know he wants to do the right thing. Sometimes political pressure helps presidents reach their goals, but “Maybe that’s what we need right now,” he said.

Michigan’s Democratic primary begins on Tuesday, February 27th.

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