Rashida Tlaib Refuses to Endorse Biden, Says 'Ultimate Goal is to Get Rid of Trump’
Democratic Rep steers clear of Biden campaign
Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib is refusing to sensors presidential nominee Joe Biden arguing people need to focus on the ultimate goal of getting rid of President Donald Trump.
“I don’t want to get into a debate with my residents,” Tlaib told Newsweek.
“Residents come up to me and say, ‘Rashida, I don’t know," she said.
"I hear Joe Biden this, Joe Biden that.’ I say, ‘Listen, do we need another four years of Trump? No," Tlaib added.
"Then what I need you to do is go out there and focus on that," she stated.
"If the ultimate goal is to get rid of Donald Trump, that doesn’t have to involve me actually endorsing Biden."
Tlaib, who along with fellow “Squad” members Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, supported Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) failed 2020 presidential campaign, said her “constituents don’t need to be bogged down” on whether Biden is good enough to beat Trump.
“My constituents don’t need to be bogged down in, ‘Is [Biden] the best candidate?’" she said.
"That’s not what you have to convince my residents,” she told the magazine.
“They need to come out in droves and be inspired by something. And that is going to be a vote against Donald Trump.”
While Ocasio-Cortez serves on the Biden campaign's climate change panel pushing the former Vice President to far-left policies, Tlaib meanwhile has steered clear.
Although AOC has not formally endorsed Biden, she said she would vote for him in November.
Earlier this month, Tlaib publicly backed Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) radical calls for “dismantling the whole system of oppression” in America.
“My sister @IlhanMN said it best: We must begin with dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it,” Tlaib declared on Twitter Wednesday.
“Pass it on,” Omar's fellow anti-Trump "Squad" member added.
My sister @IlhanMN said it best: We must begin with dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) July 8, 2020
Pass it on.
Omar demanded that America must also "tear down" the "economic and political systems" to supposedly fight racism.