United Staes (QNN)- Leading Democratic 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg will be skipping AIPAC conference next week, joining other leading candidates, tweeted pro-Israel journalist Jacob Kornbluh quoting a spokesperson for Buttigieg’s campaign.
Pete Buttigieg will not be attending AIPAC's policy conference next week, a campaign spox tells me.
— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) February 26, 2020
Leading candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Amy Klobuchar have announced earlier that they will skip the Zionist Israeli-backed conference.
Sanders said on Sunday he would not attend this year’s AIPAC’s conference because it offers a platform to leaders who “express bigotry.”
He added that he is “concerned about the platform AIPAC provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights.”
The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. So do the Palestinian people. I remain concerned about the platform AIPAC provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights. For that reason I will not attend their conference. 1/2
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 23, 2020
Earlier this month, Warren vowed to skip AIPAC while appearing to agree with a supporter at a campaign event that pro-Israel group is an “unholy alliance” of “Islamophobes, anti-Semites, and white nationalists.”
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., also confirmed to the Jewish News Syndicate that she would not be attending due to the upcoming primaries.