Rashida Tlaib Campaigns Against Biden In Michigan Primary

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) — the first Palestinian American woman to represent a U.S. district in Congress — told followers in a social media post on Saturday that she wants to see Michigan Democrats vote “uncommitted” in the party’s primary instead of for President Joe Biden.

“NEW ENDORSEMENT: If you want us to be louder, come here and vote uncommitted,” Michigan pro-Palestinian voter action group Listen To Michigan wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter, tagging Tlaib.

The tweet also included a video of Tlaib in which she said: “It is also important to create a voting bloc, something that is a bullhorn, to say, ‘Enough is enough. We don’t want a country that supports wars and bombs and destruction. We want to support life. 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,” the Michigan congresswoman added.

Tlaib also spoke out against Biden during a press conference in December, stating: “I say this over and over again because I hope you hear me. You might — you must listen to the voices of the majority of Americans and the majority of Democrats, who worked their butt off to get you elected. You have to represent all of us, Mr. President. Not just some. Call for a cease-fire now.”

In a post soon after the video of Tlaib, Listen To Michigan called on the president to account for 30,000 dead in Gaza at the hands of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF): “Sips coffee as Biden thought we’d forget. We’re telling him you can’t kill 30,000 people and not be held accountable, Joe. Take the pledge and vote uncommitted for the presidential primary by February 27th.”

The Michigan anti-Biden group’s X bio states: “Vote Uncommitted in the Feb 27 Michigan Democratic primary. Tell President Biden, count me out for war and genocide in Gaza. #ListenToMichigan #VoteUnCommitted.”

The move by Michigan Democrats could potentially set up Michigan delegates to weigh in on a last-minute convention fight to choose the presidential nominee for the Democratic Party should Biden abandon his campaign for reelection for any reason such as age or health or bargaining with party leaders and power players.