Vice President Kamala Harris reportedly ejected a Muslim Democrat Delaware State Representative from a Christmas party at her official home on One Observatory Circle in Washington, DC. After the event, she said she wouldn’t vote for President Joe Biden if the election were today.
Rep. Madinah Wilson-Anton was removed from Harris’ event on Monday when she interrupted the Vice President’s speech to demand a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war, Politico reported. The Representative has been heavily criticizing the Biden administration for weeks regarding the government’s support for Israel.
“If the election was today … I wouldn’t be voting for Biden,” Wilson-Anton told the outlet after being escorted out.
“I wouldn’t be voting for Kamala Harris. I wouldn’t be voting for Trump either, or whoever the Republicans nominee. I’ll be voting for a candidate for governor. I’ll be voting for myself for state rep.”
Wilson-Anton was elected in 2020 and is the first Muslim to serve in the state. She previously worked as an analyst at the University of Delaware’s Biden Institute, a leftist think tank.
Wilson-Anton shared video footage of the moment via X with the troubling caption, “Christmas is canceled in Bethlehem.”
“Madam Vice President. I’m a state rep from Delaware — did you know that in Bethlehem, they’re not celebrating Christmas … that Baby Jesus is under rubble?” she shouted, before asking Harris why she didn’t support a ceasefire.
“I appreciate that you want to be heard, but right now I’m speaking,” Harris answered.
Within moments, Wilson-Anton was escorted from the premises after a brief discussion on the side with Harris’ aides.
“Call for a cease-fire now,” Wilson-Anton was seen shouting according to Fox News as she was escorted out.
She told Politico that she was overall pleased with the interaction though and that Harris’ office promised to engage her in further discussion but she was quite direct to the reporters about her perspective on Biden and the Arab world.
“If they want Muslim and Arab Americans to support Biden in 2024, then Biden needs to switch course,” Wilson-Anton said. “He needs to start messaging that he actually cares about Palestinian lives, that he actually cares about human rights by stopping this continued funding of the Israeli military.”
The White House responded to questions from Politico stating it has had “more than 100 conversations with leaders at the local and state level” regarding the administration’s ongoing support for Israel and that it has sought to engage American Muslims, Arabs, and Palestinians.