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Michigan’s Top Arab Elected Leader Says White House Never Reached Out About Gaza

Michigan’s top Arab and Muslim elected state-level official said on Friday that the White House and fellow Democratic leaders have failed to reach out to him about concerns from the swing state’s significant Arab community about Israel’s continuous bombardment of Gaza.

In a post on X, formerly Twitter, state Rep. Abraham Aiyash (D) said that he has received “ZERO correspondence” since Oct. 7 from the White House, the Democratic National Committee or the Michigan Democratic Party leadership about the community’s concerns regarding U.S. involvement in the “ongoing genocide unfolding in Gaza.”

“After 110+ days of US-backed Israeli bombings that have killed Palestinian babies and families, many who have ties to Americans right here at home, we will not allow our communities to be utilized for political expediency,” Aiyash, who serves as the state House majority floor leader, wrote.