Democratic Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal said President Joe Biden appears to be in big trouble in the upcoming 2024 presidential election during a Sunday interview with former White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
Jayapal said young Muslim and Arab Americans feel underrepresented over Biden’s support for Israel as war continues to rage in the Middle East. Many young, left-wing activists have protested in support of Palestine by blaming Israel for the ongoing conflict and shouting antisemitic slurs such as “from the river to the sea” and “Allahu Akbar.”
“I think it is important to recognize that we have a very divided country, as you well know. You have said that polls really don’t reflect where people are, I agree with you,” Jayapal told Psaki. “But I will tell you this is the first time, Jen, that I have felt like the 2024 election is in great trouble for the president and for our Democratic control, which is essential to moving forward, because these young people — Muslim Americans, Arab Americans, but also young people — see this conflict as a moral conflict and a moral crisis. And they are not going to be brought back to the table easily if we do not address this.”