CNN and other outlets reported this morning that U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) — three members of the group of progressives known as the “Squad” — would soon endorse U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president.
However, in a statement issued after noon, Tlaib said she has not given her blessing to anyone running for president in 2020.
“I have not made any endorsement at this time. It is critically important to me to involve my residents and my district in every major decision I make, because staying rooted in community makes our movement stronger. I am looking forward to bringing Senator Sanders to Michigan on October 27th for a tour of our district that will highlight economic justice issues and corporate tax giveaways, and a roundtable with housing justice advocates. I need to know that anyone I choose to endorse will fight for my residents, and I appreciate the opportunity for them to have a dialogue with Senator Sanders about these critically important issues.”
Tlaib and another progressive seeking the nomination, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), recently toured Michigan’s most polluted ZIP code, 48217.
We need a government that's on the side of families—not giant corporations polluting our communities. @RashidaTlaib and I walked through 48217, the most polluted zip code in Michigan, and talked with the families living every day with the effects of pollution. pic.twitter.com/LsXlZQza7r
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 8, 2019