Ilhan Omar Calls on Liberals to Keep 'Fighting' for Bernie Amid Primary Losses
Progressive congresswoman makes last ditch attempt to save socialist
Rep. Ilhan Omar urged Presidential candidate Bernie Sander's supporters to continue fighting for him following his devastating primary losses yesterday.
The Minnesota Democrat tweeted:
"Yes, we are a family, united in restoring our democracy and committed to defeating Trump, but that doesn’t mean we should stop fighting for the candidate that best represents our policy priorities in this Primary."
"Be kind to one another, and let’s have each other’s back in Nov!"
Sanders lost four of the six states that voted in the latest round of primaries to Joe Biden.
Omar, along with fellow "squad" members, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have all endorsed Sanders.
Sanders declined to address supporters after Biden won decisive early victories in the first three states reporting primary results on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, six states held primary contests, with the first two Mississippi and Missouri, quickly called for Biden.
Biden won Mississippi with 81% of the vote to Sanders' 15% with 96% of precincts reporting.
Biden won Missouri 59.9% to 34.6% with 96% of precincts reporting, according to numbers reported by Politico.
Michigan was also called for Biden, another blow for Sanders.
Yes we are a family, united in restoring our democracy and committed to defeating Trump, but that doesn’t mean we should stop fighting for the candidate that best represents our policy priorities in this Primary.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 11, 2020
Be kind to one another and let’s have each other’s back in Nov!
Veterans Stand Up To Rep. Omar Who Supports Plan To Cheapen Their Sacrifice— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) February 10, 2020
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At 73% of precincts reporting, Biden was winning with 52.9% to Sanders' 38.2%.
Both the Sanders and Biden campaigns had canceled scheduled rallies set for Cleveland, Ohio, after health officials warned of coronavirus spreading within large gatherings.
On Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned if Democrats don't "wake up," President Donald Trump could be in for 1980s Reagan-style landslide in November.
Speaking at Bernie Sanders' rally in Ann Arbor, Michigan, AOC discussed Rev. Jesse Jackson’s decision to endorse the Vermont senator.
Ocasio-Cortez then drew parallels between Jackson’s attempt to build a coalition in the 1980s to defeat Reagan and the Sanders’ push to win against Trump.
“In 1984, Reverent Jackson delivered a speech, known as the ‘David and Goliath speech,’” Ocasio-Cortez told the rally crowd.
“Now, listen to this, this was his analysis back then in 1984 that Reagan won, not by genius, he won while we were asleep,” she continued.
“‘He won by the margin of despair,'” AOC said.