Sanders holds rally with Omar in Minneapolis

Sanders holds rally with Omar in Minneapolis

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Democratic super PACs team up to boost Biden Poll: Biden leads Sanders by 22 points GE employees urge company to use laid-off workers to make ventilators MORE (I) on Sunday rallied supporters of his presidential bid in Minnesota alongside Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTexas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill Undocumented aliens should stay away as COVID-19 rages in the US The Southern Poverty Law Center and yesterday's wars 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-CortezOvernight Energy: Court upholds Trump repeal of Obama fracking rule | Oil price drop threatens fracking boom | EPA eases rules on gasoline sales amid coronavirus Ocasio-Cortez blasts coronavirus stimulus package as 'shameful' on House floor Oil price drop threatens US fracking boom MORE (D-N.Y.) at a rally in her Queens district last month.