Tlaib endorses Sanders at Detroit campaign rally

Michigan Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibPelosi: George Floyd death is 'a crime' Overnight Defense: Pentagon memo warns pandemic could go until summer 2021 | Watchdog finds Taliban violence is high despite US deal | Progressive Dems demand defense cuts Progressives demand defense budget cuts amid coronavirus pandemic MORE (D) officially endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden will help close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention: report Senate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton MORE (I-Vt.) for president during a campaign rally on Sunday.

At an event at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Tlaib criticized a culture of "corporate greed" in America while vowing that Sanders would not "back down" from a fight with wealthy interests.


“We deserve someone who writes the damn bills. We deserve Bernie Sanders," Tlaib said Sunday.

In an accompanying video released on YouTube, Tlaib lovingly referred to Sanders as "Amo Bernie," using the Arabic word for "uncle." Tlaib is one of two Muslim-American women in Congress, the other being Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarProtesters demonstrating over George Floyd's death block LA freeway Pelosi: George Floyd death is 'a crime' Appeals court rejects claims that Facebook, Twitter suppress conservative views MORE (D-Minn.), a fellow supporter of Sanders.

"I think Amo Bernie, when he saw just not myself but my other sisters in service being attacked by this president, this bully, for him there was no hesitation. He jumped on board and said, 'what can I do to uplift you all? What can I do to support you all?'" Tlaib said in the video.

"He truly believes that women like us, women that this institution hasn't been ready for, that [it's important that] we feel supported," Tlaib continued.

Tlaib's endorsement of Sanders comes just days after the senator was endorsed by her political ally and fellow "squad" member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezRecovery First: The American comeback shouldn't hinge on warmed-over policy agendas Ocasio-Cortez blames 'political power' of police for lack of accountability following George Floyd's death The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP beset by convention drama MORE (D-N.Y.) at a rally in Queens, New York attended by nearly 26,000 people.

Sanders, who suffered a heart attack earlier this month before returning to the debate stage and campaign trail days later, has lagged behind former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenLifting our voices — and votes Longtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick Biden will help close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention: report MORE (D) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenLongtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US virus deaths exceed 100,000; Pelosi pulls FISA bill Warren's VP bid faces obstacle: Her state's Republican governor MORE (D-Mass.) in some polling of early primary states, though he has reliably remained one of the three top-polling candidates in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary field.