Biden Campaign Staffers Issue Letter Protesting Israel-Hamas War

By Jerry McConway, updated on January 4, 2024

We have all seen the problems that Joe Biden is having in the polling, but he may have a much bigger problem on his hands now.

For the second time, staffers have penned a letter protesting his support of Israel in its war against Hamas.

Talking Points…

  • Biden campaign staffers write protest letter
  • Previous letter and vigil
  • Analysis

Biden Campaign Staffers Protest Israel-Hamas War

This week, a letter was shared on Medium that was penned by 17 members of the Biden for President staff. The group was protesting the support for Israel and demanding an immediate cease-fire in the war, actually hinting that Joe Biden is complicit in the murder of Palestinians, stating that the death of Palestinians "cannot be justified." The letter stated:

"As your staff, we believe it is both a moral and electoral imperative for you to publicly call for a cessation of violence.

"Complicity in the death of over 20,000 Palestinians, 8,200 of whom are children, simply cannot be justified."

It continued as what can only be construed as a threat that they would leave his campaign if he did not push the cease-fire. It stated:

"We joined this campaign because the values that you — and we — share are ones worth fighting for. Justice, empathy, and our belief in the dignity of human life is the backbone of not only the Democratic Party, but of the country.

"However, your administration's response to Israel's indiscriminate bombing in Gaza has been fundamentally antithetical to those values — and we believe it could cost you the 2024 election."

Previous Biden Staff Protests

In mid-November, Biden received a letter from a group of White House staffers who were protesting the United States policy for Israel. The letter was signed by more than 500 officials from numerous agencies. They remained anonymous for fear of losing their jobs over their protest.

Then, in December, a bunch of Biden staffers held a vigil outside the White House calling for a cease-fire in Gaza. Many of the staffers wore masks, so they could not be identified. However, Josh Paul, a former State Department official who resigned in October, was not wearing a mask. Paul spoke on behalf of the group, stating:

"We were horrified by the brutal October 7 attacks on Israeli civilians, and have been horrified by the disproportionate response by the Israeli government, which has indiscriminately killed thousands of innocent Palestinian civilians in Gaza and displaced over a million more.

"We have seen refugee camps, hospitals, schools, and entire neighborhoods bombed. We have seen dead men, women, and children pulled from the rubble in their pajamas. We have seen harassment, humiliation, and degradation of many kinds. This is unacceptable."

The statement continued:

"The American people and respected institutions like the United Nations are pleading for a cease-fire, but this administration has yet to listen.

"We demand President Biden and members of the cabinet to speak up: Call for a permanent cease-fire, a release of all hostages, and an immediate de-escalation now."

Analysis

In addition to Biden having White House staffers openly disagree with him, we are now adding his campaign staffers as well as members of Congress, such as Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Biden can ill afford to lose any support in this election, but at the same time, caving to these demands would weaken a much larger demographic in the Democrat Party for Biden. Biden has managed to back himself into a spot between a rock and a hard place with no real exit strategy.

About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.

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