Rep Rashida Tlaib [D-MI] has joined Reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar in endorsing Bernie Sanders' bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
Three of the four members of "The Squad" — four freshman Democratic Congresswomen who are members of the Democratic Socialists of America — have endorsed Sanders; the remaining member, Ayanna Pressley [D-MA], is a representative from Elizabeth Warren's state and has not made any endorsements.
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"I am endorsing Amo Bernie Sanders because he's not gonna sell us out. He understands that it's not just about policies and about words, but it's going to be also about completely transforming the structures in place." –@RashidaTlaib pic.twitter.com/3SaGZeOUT7
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 27, 2019
"I am endorsing Amo Bernie Sanders because he's not gonna sell us out," Tlaib says in the pre-recorded clip, noting her nickname for the senator. "He understands that it's not just about policies and about words, but it's going to be also about completely transforming the structures in place."
When Sanders took the stage, he was quick to compliment his newest endorser.
"Congresswoman Tlaib has been a leader," Sanders told the crowd in Detroit. "Rashida has been a leader in the fight for decent jobs, a leader in the fight for affordable housing, a leader in the fight for a clean border and she has shown that she is prepared to take on corporate greed and corruption and stand with the working class of this country."
"I will look to her for her leadership in Congress under a Sanders' administration," Sanders added.
Rashida Tlaib joins Ocasio-Cortez, Omar in endorsing Bernie Sanders [Gregory Krieg and Annie Grayer/CNN]