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Tlaib endorses Sanders at Detroit campaign rally

Michigan Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOcasio-Cortez draws hundreds of thousands of viewers on Twitch livestream Ocasio-Cortez, progressives call on Senate not to confirm lobbyists or executives to future administration posts Pocan won't seek another term as Progressive Caucus co-chair MORE (D) officially endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden defends his health plan from Trump attacks Progressives blast Biden plan to form panel on Supreme Court reform Sanders: Progressives will work to 'rally the American people' if Biden wins 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.

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“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 OmarTrump says he doesn't actually want Whitmer, Biden and Obama to be locked up despite chants Hillicon Valley: Threatening emails raise election concerns | Quibi folds after raising nearly B | Trump signs law making it a crime to hack voting systems Ocasio-Cortez draws hundreds of thousands of viewers on Twitch livestream 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-CortezHillicon Valley: Threatening emails raise election concerns | Quibi folds after raising nearly B | Trump signs law making it a crime to hack voting systems Ocasio-Cortez draws hundreds of thousands of viewers on Twitch livestream OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Democrats push expansion of offshore wind, block offshore drilling with ocean energy bill | Poll: Two-thirds of voters support Biden climate plan | Biden plan lags Green New Deal in fighting emissions from homes 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 BidenMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE (D) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden defends his health plan from Trump attacks Progressives blast Biden plan to form panel on Supreme Court reform Biden endorses Texas Democratic House candidate Julie Oliver 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.