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Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer is coming under scrutiny for declining to take a stance on boycotts of Israel and congressional legislation aimed at cutting funding to groups backing such efforts, raising further questions about her support for Israel in light of her running mate’s earlier support for the Hamas terrorist group and harsh criticism of Israel’s supporters.

During a town hall event with constituents earlier this week, Whitmer avoided answering questions about boycotts of Israel and her stance on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, an anti-Israel effort aimed at isolating the Jewish state and choking its economy.

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Asked where she stands with respect to the BDS movement, Whitmer declined to take a stance, instead pivoting her remarks toward efforts to protect free speech. A cornerstone of BDS supporters’ efforts to counter the pro-Israel community has focused on spinning these boycotts as a free speech matter.

“I recognize the fundamental rights are that we have the right to speak,” Whitmer said in response to the BDS question, according to a video of the event obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. “No one gets to infringe on those rights on my watch.”

Rather than comment on BDS directly, Whitmer discussed what she describes as efforts to stifle free debate on healthcare issues.

“We have seen people cut off from debate for having a candid conversation about our healthcare and our bodies,” she says. “Those are fundamental rights that I’m going to protect for every Michigander. There’s not much more to say on that front.”

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