Tlaib endorses Sanders at Detroit campaign rally

Michigan Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibHouse approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump House moves ahead on long-stalled resolution supporting two states for Israelis and Palestinians GOP leader says he had 'a hard time' believing Pelosi MORE (D) officially endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations Biden: All-white debate not representative of party, but 'you can't dictate' nominee 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 OmarHouse approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump Al Green calls for including Trump's 'racism' in impeachment articles Republicans disavow GOP candidate who said 'we should hang' Omar 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-CortezOcasio-Cortez: 'Won't you look at that: Amazon is coming to NYC anyway' House approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump Biden: Media misinterpreted Ocasio-Cortez's impact on Democrats 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 BidenHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Democratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations MORE (D) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenArtist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 Democratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations 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.