Omar Vows Support for Biden Despite Differences

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( – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has maintained that she will still support President Biden in the November general election despite their disagreeing on the policy regarding Israel. 

On Tuesday during an appearance on CNN’s “Newsnight,” Omar was asked by Abby Phillip whether she would still be voting for Biden in the presidential election. In response, Omar had stated that of course, she would and that during this election democracy was on the lime. She continued by arguing that she had known what her life had felt like while Trump was the country’s president and that she knew how life had been for her constituents, the American people, and people all over the world. This was why she argued it was necessary to ensure that this would not occur again. 

During a press conference last month Omar, who is a big supporter of a cease-fire in Gaza stated that the Biden administration was allowing Palestinians to be massacred. She also slammed the administration for having provided Israel with additional aid without first getting congressional approval. 

Omar had argued that the Biden administration could not be claiming to be a broker of peace while also allowing Palestinians to be massacred. She added that U.S. foreign policy was not restocking Israel’s arsenal. She argued that this was state-sponsored violence against families who had no way of defending themselves and were just looking to live in peace. 

On Tuesday, Omar also accused Jake Sullivan, the White House national security adviser of not providing the “full picture” regarding the cease-fire talks about Gaza. 

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