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

Stefani Reynolds

Progressive freshman Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday showed support for fellow “squad” member Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) after she broke from the group and endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (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 Tlaib (D-Mich.) have endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the primary race.{mosads}

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

The congresswoman served as a surrogate for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primaries. 

Tags Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Ayanna Pressley Ayanna Pressley Bernie Sanders election 2020 Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren Hillary Clinton Ilhan Omar Rashida Tlaib

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