2nd Senate candidate offered $20M from Israeli group to run against Tlaib

Rashida Tlaib
US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib. (Photo: Twitter/X)
WASHINGTON – Nasser Beydoun revealed on social media that the Israeli lobby group AIPAC had contacted him, offering $20 million to run against Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib in Michigan. Beydoun is the second candidate to receive such an offer, following Senate candidate Hill Harper, who spoke of a similar proposition last week.اضافة اعلان

Expressing his stance on AIPAC's influence on elections and foreign policy, Beydoun stated, "Even with my clear position, the pro-Israel lobby audaciously suggested that I would consider taking a dime from them." He added that he was asked to "run against my friend Rashida Tlaib."

Beydoun criticized the pro-Israel lobby, asserting, "The lobby will go to any length to remove anyone from the US Congress opposing their agenda and showing unwavering support for Israel, regardless of its actions,” Middle East Monitor, CNN reported.

Congresswoman Tlaib, representing Michigan’s 12th District, is the sole Palestinian-American in the US House of Representatives, known for her critique of Israel’s occupation and Gaza invasion.

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives voted to censure Tlaib for statements that irked the Zionist lobby and the US right-wing, including her use of the slogan “From the river to the sea.”

Politico initially reported on November 22 that Michigan businessman Linden Nelson had offered Harper $20 million in campaign funds to stand against Tlaib in next year’s Democratic primary race.

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