| June 14, 2019 10:19 AM
On Thursday, attorney and author of The Case Against Impeaching Trump, Alan Dershowitz was interviewed about the upcoming election on SiriusXM. When asked if he planned to vote for Trump in 2020 or his Democratic counterpart, he told host Dan Abrams, “It depends who runs against him,” but further stated, “I’m a strong supporter of Joe Biden. I like Joe Biden. I’ve liked him for a long time, and I could enthusiastically support Joe Biden.”
This morning, however, Dershowitz presented a far more subdued picture of his potential support for Biden. He tweeted, “I will not make a final decision who to vote for until Election Day. I like Joe Biden but no one can take my vote for granted. I said I ‘could’ vote for Biden, not that I would. I don’t like what Biden said to J Street about Israel. I could never vote for Sanders.”
Dershowitz, an outspoken supporter of Israel, was ostensibly referring to Biden’s speech at a J Street Gala in 2016 in which he sharply criticized the Israeli government. He claimed that Israel had caused he and Obama “overwhelming frustration” during their time in office.
During his SirusXM interview, Dershowitz also said he would have a hard time supporting Bernie Sanders, should he become the eventual nominee. He cited Sanders’ support of British Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who has been an extremely controversial figure for his anti-Israeli policy stances, including support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel and Israeli businesses. Sanders offered effusive praise and support of Jeremy Corbyn’s election efforts in 2016.