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Rashida Tlaib Joins AOC, Omar in Endorsing Bernie Sanders for President

In a video released by the Sanders campaign, Tlaib refers to him as 'Amo Bernie,' meaning uncle in Arabic

U.S. Rep Rashida Tlaib and Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders during a campaign rally in Detroit, Michigan, October 27, 2019.
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Representative Rashida Tlaib joined Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during rally in Detroit on Sunday night.

According to CNN, Omar is expected to host Sanders in her home state of Minnesota next week.

In a video released by Bernie Sanders' official campaign, Tlaib refers to him as "Amo Bernie," which means uncle in Arabic.

"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 that are hurting American people," Tlaib said.

Two weeks ago, Ocasio-Cortez and Omar announced their endorsement for the Vermont senator in a joint statement. Now three of the four congresswomen in "The Squad" have expressed their support for Sanders, excluding Rep. Ayana Presley of Massachusetts.

In speeches and debates Sanders has called to condition U.S. military aid to Israel and for the country to take concrete steps to end the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

Members of "The Squad" have also been more critical toward Israel than the vast majority of the Democratic Party.