Biden loses key supporter in Michigan: ‘Cannot in good conscience support the continuation of a genocide’

President Joe Biden lost the support of an influential Michigan leader on Tuesday after the mayor of Dearborn wrote in an opinion piece that the city’s residents feel like the president and Congress have “turned their backs on us.”

Abdullah H. Hammoud became mayor of Dearborn, Michigan, which is home to the state’s largest Muslim population, in 2021. He said in an op-ed in the New York Times on Tuesday that the belief he and other Palestinian residents have in Biden dwindles each day as the war between Israel and Gaza continues — and it will affect his vote in the 2024 primary.

“I, like many of my fellow Americans, cannot in good conscience support the continuation of a genocide,” Hammoud wrote. “This has weighed heavy
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