Tlaib joins fellow Squad members AOC and Omar in endorsing Sanders
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.