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Sanders holds rally with Omar in Minneapolis

Sanders holds rally with Omar in Minneapolis

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersClyburn: Biden falling short on naming Black figures to top posts Prepare for buyers' remorse when Biden/Harris nationalize health care Biden: 'Difficult decision' to staff administration with House, Senate members MORE (I) on Sunday rallied supporters of his presidential bid in Minnesota alongside Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBiden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden eyes new leadership at troubled public lands agency | House progressives tout their growing numbers in the chamber at climate rally | Trump administration pushes for rollback of Arctic offshore drilling regulations 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-CortezKamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation Biden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far MORE (D-N.Y.) at a rally in her Queens district last month.