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Pence attacks 2020 Democrats absent in AIPAC

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference was held in Washington, DC on March 24, 2019. (AFP photo)

US Vice President Mike Pence has slammed the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates that ditched the pro-Israel policy conference.

The pro-Israel top Republican slammed the multiple Democrats who skipped the annual conference of American Israel Public Affairs Committee that opened Sunday.

"Let me be clear on this point, anyone who aspires to the highest office in the land should not be afraid to stand with the strongest supporters of Israel in America," said the former Indiana governor. "It is wrong to boycott Israel and it is wrong to boycott AIPAC."

Top Democratic presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke and Elizabeth Warren, did not attend the confab.

Pence also slammed freshman Representative Ilhan Omar for speaking out against the Israeli regime.

"Anti-Semitism has no place in the Congress of the United States of America," Pence said, adding that "anyone who slanders" Israel "should never have a seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee on the United States House of Representatives."

Just like Republicans, Democratic candidates partake in the AIPAC conference.

Former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have both attended the AIPAC conferences before.

The 2020 Democrats had been urged by the liberal group MoveOn to decline attending the conference over AIPAC’s engagement in Islamophobia and its closeness with US President Donald Trump’s friend, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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