Biden Advised to Watch Wisconsin’s Gaza Rhetoric

( – Far-left radical progressive lawmaker Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., believes that young Wisconsin voters will refuse to turn out to vote in the general election if President Biden does not call for a permanent cease-fire to the war in Gaza. During an April 7 MSNBC interview, Bowman discussed the protest vote against Biden during Wisconsin’s April 2 primary election. Around 48,000 progressive Democrats voted for “uninstructed” instead of Biden, which was the result of efforts by progressive groups that are unsatisfied with the way Biden has responded to the Israel-Hamas war.

Around 20,000 more ballots were cast for Biden than then-President Trump in the Wisconsin 2020 general election, which means that Biden cannot win the state without progressives’ support. Trump’s campaign is focusing heavily on swing states, especially Wisconsin. The Republican National Committee (RNC) is working hand-in-hand with his campaign to ensure an organized effort for victory and a secure election. Wisconsin voters also approved two constitutional amendments that banned the use of private funds to administer elections, which was highly beneficial to the Biden campaign in 2020.

Bowman expressed his approval of the protest votes during the MSNBC interview, arguing that they could be what pushes Biden to “create a pathway to peace right away.” Biden’s campaign spokesperson Lauren Hitt addressed the Wisconsin protest vote in a statement, claiming that the president was “working tirelessly to that end.” Bowman and over 30 House Democrats, including Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, sent a letter urging Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to condition future military assistance to Israel. Bowman said that he believes more lawmakers will soon call for a cease-fire, claiming that most Americans demand the move. Biden has recently appeared more critical of Israel, especially after seven international aid workers were killed by an airstrike out of Israel. Biden said that the humanitarian situation in Gaza was unacceptable and that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu needed to act.

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