Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and impartial candidate Cornel West are making a play for the Muslim vote on the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) March on Washington for Gaza Saturday as President Joe Biden’s administration is bombing Houthis in Yemen.
As Israel’s response to Iran proxy Hamas’s October 7, 2023, terrorist assaults has divided the left, with some, together with Biden, backing Israel and others calling for a cease-fire, the progressive candidates appear poised to capitalize politically on the fractured Democrat coalition by showing on the pro-Gaza March in Washington, DC.
In her remarks, Stein known as for a cease-fire and a halt to all assist to Israel – a place that contrasts starkly with Biden’s posture.
“We have a power to be instructing our elected officials what they need to do – that they need to stop the flow of weapons and money to apartheid Israel,” Stein advised demonstrators. “We need to withdraw our advisors, our troops, our warships, our ammunition, and our weapons from the scene of the crime.”
Conversely, Biden stated on the day of the assaults that his administration’s assist for Israel’s safety is rock strong and unwavering, and has requested $23.5 billion in humanitarian and army assist for Israel, although he wished or not it’s bundled with $61.5 billion for Ukraine and $7.4 billion for Taiwan.
Stein known as on voters to signal a pledge “to stop genocide through our votes” by refusing to again “any candidate who supports genocide.”
“But we won’t stop there because they would love for us to be silent and just disappear. We are also saying we will support, we pledge to support candidates who are fighting to stop genocide for a ceasefire now and for an end to occupation and apartheid,” she stated.
Notably, in late December, after Biden approved an emergency weapons sale to Israel, CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell contended the president was enabling genocide.
“Sadly, it now appears that President Biden is intent on ignoring the American people and enabling Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign of genocide, ethnic cleansing, and mass starvation in Gaza,” Mitchell stated.
West seems to be slated to talk later on the occasion, which comes as tensions have ramped up between the Biden administration and the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen.
United States and United Kingdom warships engaged in what has been dubbed a “massive retaliatory strike” on Houthi targets within the Yemen after “continued attacks on global trade in the Red Sea,” as Breitbart News London Bureau Chief Oliver Lane famous. The United States and the United Kingdom had warned for days of “consequences” earlier than retaliating.