Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) criticized President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for not attending Tuesday's Mark for Israel rally in Washington.
Gabbard shared the remarks during a Fox News interview before attending the rally herself.
Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard calls out Biden and Harris for not attending March for Israel rally in DC https://t.co/wkgzEdR8we
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“There's a very loud absence, though, in knowing that President Biden and Vice President Harris are literally just down the street as people are traveling here from all over the country,” Gabbard said.
“Yet they don't feel it's important enough to come and stand with our Americans to send this strong resounding message at a time when antisemitic attacks around the world are at their height, that we will not allow it to continue that we stand with Israel and the Jewish people,” Gabbard added.
I joined over 290,000 Americans at the historic March for Israel yesterday in Washington DC to take a stand against anti-semitism, against Islamist terrorists, and to stand in solidarity with the Jewish people who face unprecedented threats and attacks. Joe Biden and Kamala… pic.twitter.com/aMUQm3UwHg
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) November 15, 2023
"I joined over 290,000 Americans at the historic March for Israel yesterday in Washington DC to take a stand against anti-semitism, against Islamist terrorists, and to stand in solidarity with the Jewish people who face unprecedented threats and attacks," Gabbard said on X, formerly Twitter.
"Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were a no show. One reason I left the Dem Party is because it is led by and rife with Islamist apologists and protectors who label anyone who opposes Islamist terrorists like Hamas as 'Islamophobes,'" she continued.
The march was considered the nation's largest event in support of Israel and opposing antisemitism.
Many lawmakers participated, including newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA).
The march comes as a response to recent "Free Palestine" and cease-fire events worldwide supporting an end to fighting in Gaza following Hamas attacks on Israel that killed over 1,400 people.
Gabbard's attacks reflect the feelings of many who believe Biden should be taking a stronger stand for Israel.