President Biden‘s seemingly trying to win over a key voting block in Michigan … and a war going on a world away is playing a huge role, including some new policies he’s enforcing.
POTUS is making a few stops in Michigan this week — an important swing state in the 2024 presidential election — and it looks like he’s trying to win over Arab American and Muslim voters who are outraged over the war between Israel and Palestine.
Coincidentally or not, Biden’s Michigan trip comes the same time he signed an executive order allowing the United States to sanction Israeli settlers, and potentially Israeli government officials, who are involved in violent attacks against Palestinians in Gaza.
Biden’s been under fire in Michigan for his support for Israel … and there’s a huge Arab American population in the state, and they’re threatening to pull the support at the ballot box.
There were even protests outside Biden’s campaign stops in Michigan … but it doesn’t look like anything was disrupted, although the scenes were tense.
On its face, it looks like Biden might’ve timed the signing of this EO so he had something tangible to show voters in Michigan who support Palestine … so he doesn’t lose their vote to a third party, or worse, Donald Trump. That’s how some are interpreting it, anyway.
At the same time, Biden’s said to be running thin on patience with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu … so it seems the winds may be changing when it comes to Gaza.
Biden really needs Michigan to stave off Trump … and it looks like the political posturing is in full swing as we march toward November.
Time will tell if his moves help in the long run with this block of voters.