[Ed. – No surprise here, although it’s unusual for a candidate to state political reasons for not going to AIPAC. It may be that political alignments are so solidified now that it won’t even affect any votes. Are there still any socialist progressives out there who would be shocked by this, and decide on this particular basis that they couldn’t vote for Bernie?]
“All candidates should follow Bernie’s example and #SkipAIPAC!” added Omar, who has endorsed and is campaigning for Sanders.
Sanders, the frontrunner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, tweeted on Sunday that he will not attend AIPAC’s annual policy conference, in Washington next week.
“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,” Sanders said. “For that reason I will not attend their conference.”