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Sanders holds rally with Omar in Minneapolis

Sanders holds rally with Omar in Minneapolis

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst MORE (I) on Sunday rallied supporters of his presidential bid in Minnesota alongside Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarMehdi Hasan gets MSNBC Sunday prime-time show Six ways to visualize a divided America Jamaal Bowman's mother dies of COVID-19: 'I share her legacy with all of you' MORE (D-Minn.), who depicted the Vermont senator as a steadfast champion of progressive causes.

Omar, who said she was "honored to stand with the son of a Jewish refugee who survived genocide," introduced the senator at Williams Arena, which the campaign said drew just over 10,000 people, according to CBS News

"The acknowledgement of pain and suffering is personal for both of us," she added.

Omar, who recently endorsed Sanders along with two other members of the "squad" of progressive freshman congresswomen, went on during her speech to point out Sanders's record of standing up to special interests and Wall Street.

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"In the sea of corruption, he continuously stood for justice and never bowed down to special interests," Omar said. "That's the resolve we need in a president."

Sanders himself quipped about his political alliance with Omar during his remarks, which he said came naturally due to their left-leaning politics.

"People say that Ilhan and I make an odd political couple. But in fact, there is really nothing odd about it at all," Sanders said Sunday evening according to Fox News. "Ilhan and I share a common link as the descendants of families who fled violence and poverty, and who came to this country as immigrants. But that is not just my story, or Ilhan's story. That is the story of America."

Sanders also appeared alongside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBudget Committee chair pledges to raise minimum wage: 'Hold me to it' Democrats scramble to rescue minimum wage hike Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren MORE (D-N.Y.) at a rally in her Queens district last month.