Owing to his support for Israel, President Biden is facing opposition from within his own party. Sen. John Fetterman, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, has challenged people to weigh the pros and disadvantages of voting for a different candidate, according to a Sunday essay.
Fetterman compared the current presidential election to the apathetic Democratic backing for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Interestingly, he asked young people to consider the possible ramifications of supporting a candidate who would give Netanyahu even more power.
During an interview with Politico columnist Jonathan Martin, Fetterman stressed that he had warned voters in 2016 about the unintended consequences of voting for Trump instead of Clinton.
Unlike many members of his party, the senator from Pennsylvania has continuously voiced strong support for Israel in its fight against Hamas. Fetterman has a very different position from many progressive Democrats in Congress, which he reiterated in January at a leadership luncheon organized by the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center in Washington, D.C.
Fetterman questioned why protestors throughout the world were focusing on Israel and not Hamas or addressing other concerns like the hostage crisis, institutionalized rape, and torture of Israeli women and children.
Politico’s Jonathan Martin forewarned Democrats about the left’s possible threat in Biden’s soon-to-be rematch with former President Trump, highlighting the possibility of losing support in crucial places because of the current Gaza conflict.
Protesters who oppose Biden’s backing for Israel have frequently interrupted his rallies in recent times, yelling things like “Genocide Joe,” “Free Gaza,” and “Stop funding genocide.”
According to polls conducted among Arab Americans, the Democratic Party’s division has grown amid the dispute over the United States’ response to the attacks on Israel on October 7. A number of polls, including as one conducted in October by James Zogby of the Arab American Institute, show that Arab Americans’ support for Biden has significantly decreased, from 59 percent in 2020 to just 17 percent now. Furthermore, according to a survey, two-thirds of Arab Americans disapproved of Biden’s handling of the violence in Gaza and Israel.