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Tlaib joins fellow Squad members AOC and Omar in endorsing Sanders

Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., conduct a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Monday, July 15
Reps. Ilhan Omar (L), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (C) and Rashida Tlaib at a July news conference in the Capitol. Photo: By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) became the latest member of the influential "Squad" to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president when she appeared at his campaign rally in Detroit on Sunday night.

Why it matters: It's a welcome boost for Sanders as polls indicate his popularity has slipped.

  • Tlaib is the third member of the quartet of freshman Democratic lawmakers known as the Squad to endorse Sanders, after Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) did so earlier this month.

The big picture: Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) has yet to endorse anyone. She's waiting to see what happens in the Democratic primary race and "would be willing to endorse anyone" against President Trump, the Boston Globe reports.

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