Updated: Tlaib boos Hillary Clinton in Iowa, says ‘haters will shut up on Monday when we win’

Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Oct. 27 in Detroit | Andrew Roth
Updated, 11:50 a.m. 2/1/20, with comments Saturday from Tlaib and Sanders’ campaign manager

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) booed 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at an Iowa rally for 2020 presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Daily Beast reports.

Clinton has criticized Sanders in a couple recent interviews, including his supporters’ behavior during the heated 2016 primary that she eventually won.

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Tlaib, who endorsed Sanders last year at a Detroit rally, appeared with other Sanders surrogates, U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.). The emcee referenced Clinton and said, “We’re not gonna boo. … We’re classy here.”

Tlaib said, “I’ll boo … Booooo!”

She added, “You all know I can’t be quiet. No, we’re gonna boo. … That’s all right. The haters will shut up on Monday when we win.”

The first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses are Monday.

After several media reports, Tlaib did a four-part Twitter thread Saturday morning explaining that “so incredibly in love with the movement” created by Sanders that she’s “protective over it.” Tlaib said it’s important to unify “over one candidate to beat [President] Trump.”*

Sanders Campaign Manager Faiz Shakir weighed in afterward, saying Tlaib didn’t have to apologize.*

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