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'Squad' members tweet support for Pressley after she splits with group by endorsing Warren

'Squad' members tweet support for Pressley after she splits with group by endorsing Warren

Progressive freshman Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSanders 'very concerned about what appears to be a coup' in Bolivia Overnight Defense: Protests at Trump's NYC Veterans Day speech | House Dems release Pentagon official's deposition transcript | Lawmakers ask Trump to rescind Erdogan invite Ilhan Omar blasts Pete King as an 'Islamophobe' after he announces retirement: 'Good riddance' MORE (D-Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSanders 'very concerned about what appears to be a coup' in Bolivia Trump celebrates resignation of Bolivia's president Sanders touts big crowds in Iowa rallies with Ocasio-Cortez MORE (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday showed support for fellow “squad” member Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyJustice Democrats official denies that progressives struggle with electability The Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg looks to upend Democratic race Progressive freshmen jump into leadership PAC fundraising MORE (D-Mass.) after she broke from the group and endorsed Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden: 'I'm more of a Democrat from my shoe sole to my ears' than anyone else running Press: Another billionaire need not apply Saagar Enjeti dismisses Warren, Klobuchar claims of sexism MORE (D-Mass.) in the presidential primary. 

Omar and Ocasio-Cortez tweeted heart emojis in response to Pressley’s video announcing her support for Warren in the 2020 race.

Omar, Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibSanders: Fighting anti-Semitism 'is very personal' Bloomberg run should push Warren to the center — but won't Justice Democrats official denies that progressives struggle with electability MORE (D-Mich.) have endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTech firms face skepticism over California housing response Press: Another billionaire need not apply Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick mulling 2020 run: report MORE (I-Vt.) in the primary race.

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In her endorsement, Pressley said Warren’s plans are about "power, who has it, who refused to let it go, and who deserves more of it.” 

“For Elizabeth and for me, power belongs in the hands of the people," Pressley said. "That's why she's fighting for fundamental change that restores power to those who've been left behind and centers those who've never had access to it in the first place."

Pressley is slated to make her first appearance on the campaign trail with Warren at a town hall meeting in Raleigh, N.C., on Thursday, according to BuzzFeed News

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The congresswoman served as a surrogate for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Top diplomat said request for specific probes in Ukraine was 'contrary' to US policy Feehery: What Republicans must do to adapt to political realignment MORE in the 2016 primaries.