Tlaib endorses Sanders at Detroit campaign rally

Michigan Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibHow language is bringing down Donald Trump Defunding the police: Put it to a vote McEnany, Ocasio-Cortez tangle over ‘Biden adviser’ label MORE (D) officially endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) for president during a campaign rally on Sunday.

At an event at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Tlaib criticized a culture of “corporate greed” in America while vowing that Sanders would not “back down” from a fight with wealthy interests.


“We deserve someone who writes the damn bills. We deserve Bernie Sanders,” Tlaib said Sunday.

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In an accompanying video released on YouTube, Tlaib lovingly referred to Sanders as “Amo Bernie,” using the Arabic word for “uncle.” Tlaib is one of two Muslim-American women in Congress, the other being Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarHow language is bringing down Donald Trump Biden, Democrats seek to shut down calls to defund police McEnany, Ocasio-Cortez tangle over ‘Biden adviser’ label MORE (D-Minn.), a fellow supporter of Sanders.

“I think Amo Bernie, when he saw just not myself but my other sisters in service being attacked by this president, this bully, for him there was no hesitation. He jumped on board and said, ‘what can I do to uplift you all? What can I do to support you all?'” Tlaib said in the video.

“He truly believes that women like us, women that this institution hasn’t been ready for, that [it’s important that] we feel supported,” Tlaib continued.

Tlaib’s endorsement of Sanders comes just days after the senator was endorsed by her political ally and fellow “squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAttorney says 75-year-old man shoved by Buffalo police suffered brain injury How language is bringing down Donald Trump Highest-circulation Kentucky newspaper endorses Charles Booker in Senate race MORE (D-N.Y.) at a rally in Queens, New York attended by nearly 26,000 people.

Sanders, who suffered a heart attack earlier this month before returning to the debate stage and campaign trail days later, has lagged behind former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE (D) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) in some polling of early primary states, though he has reliably remained one of the three top-polling candidates in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary field.

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