Fox & Friends‘ Jedediah Bilawarned Democrats that pulling out of the American Israel Political Action Conference ahead of the Democratic primary could cost them the support of the Israel lobby during the general elections.
Bila named a few Democratic presidential contenders such as former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and California Senator Kamala Harris who all had all decided to participate in the left-wing MoveOn.org’s boycott of the Israel conference in response to accusations of racism and Islamophobia. Bila said the short-term appeasement of progressives could work against them in the long-term.
“I just want to remind these people what works in a primary doesn’t always work in a general election,” said Bila. “You will be held to account. We have a long-standing relationship being an ally with Israel. Move on.org is a highly progressive organization. I would be very careful about this move.”
Fox & Friends‘ Ed Henry said the pro-Israel conference had received largely bipartisan acceptance until MoveOn.org began pushing Democrats to pull out simply to spite President Donald Trump.