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Tlaib Says She’s ‘Proud’ to Vote ‘Uncommitted’ in Michigan Presidential Primary

“We must protect our democracy. We must make sure that our government is about us, about the people,” Tlaib said.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib. Getty
Rep. Rashida Tlaib. Getty

Michigan Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Tuesday that she was "proud" to have voted "uncommitted" in her state's Democratic presidential primary over frustration about President Joe Biden's handling of Israel's war in Gaza.

"I was proud today to walk in and pull a Democratic ballot and vote uncommitted," Tlaib said in a video shared on X, formerly Twitter, by Listen To Michigan, a group that says it is "opposed to Biden’s policy in Gaza.

"We must protect our democracy. We must make sure that our government is about us, about the people," she also said.

"When 74% of Democrats in Michigan support a ceasefire, yet President Biden is not hearing us, this is a way that we can use our democracy to say, 'Listen. Listen to Michigan. Listen to the families right now that have been directly impacted.'"

A poll from the firm EPIC-MRA found that 56% of Michiganders and 74% of Michigan Democrats support a ceasefire in the war, the Detroit Free Press reported last week.

Listen To Michigan received an endorsement from Tlaib earlier this month as she urged Democratic primary voters to cast their ballots as "uncommitted" due to the war.

Muslim leaders launched a campaign against Biden in Michigan last year after giving him an ultimatum in October to end the war or risk having them mobilize against him in the 2024 presidential race.

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