FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2020
Contact: Rachel Rosen, [email protected]
DMFI PAC ENDORSES VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT
WASHINGTON, DC (March 9, 2020) – DMFI PAC, the political voice of pro-Israel Democrats, today announced it is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States.
“Vice President Biden is Democrats’ best hope for retaking the White House from Donald Trump and helping Democrats defeat Republicans up and down the ballot,” said DMFI PAC President Mark Mellman. “As senator and vice president, Joe Biden has proven he will fight for Democrats’ broad vision for America, including a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. Biden is the candidate who will unify the country, and our party, put an end to the hateful divisions created by Donald Trump, and restore dignity and integrity to a White House badly sullied by its current occupant.”
As a freshman senator, Joe Biden visited Israel in 1973, during his first trip abroad, meeting with then Prime Minister Golda Meir, and her staff, which included future Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin. Since then, Biden has worked with every Israeli leader to strengthen Israel’s security and fortify the U.S.-Israel alliance.
As vice president, Biden championed support for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, which has saved countless Israeli and Palestinian lives as Hamas has launched thousands of rockets from Gaza at Israeli civilians. He also played a key role in negotiating the Obama-Biden Administration’s ten-year Memorandum of Understanding, which codified the largest-ever level of U.S. security assistance to Israel.