Omar calls out lack of 'united progressive movement' as Biden wins big on Super Tuesday

Omar calls out lack of 'united progressive movement' as Biden wins big on Super Tuesday
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Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarCity leaders, Democratic lawmakers urge Trump to tamp down rhetoric as protests rage across US Omar: Trump has failed to understand the 'pain and anguish many of his citizens are feeling' Sunday shows - George Floyd's death, protests bump COVID-19 from headlines MORE (D-Minn.), a supporter of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJudd Gregg: Biden — a path to the presidency, or not Biden's 'allies' gearing up to sink his campaign Expanding tax credit for businesses retaining workers gains bipartisan support MORE's (I-Vt.) campaign, suggested a “united progressive movement” could have given the Vermont senator a victory in her home state after former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenStopping Israel's annexation is a US national security interest Trump slams Biden staff for donating bail money to protesters At least 4,400 people arrested in connection with protests: report MORE’s upset win in Minnesota on Tuesday. 

“Imagine if the progressives consolidated last night like the moderates consolidated, who would have won?” Omar tweeted Tuesday night. “That’s what we should be analyzing. I feel confident a united progressive movement would have allowed for us to #BuildTogether and win MN and other states we narrowly lost.”

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Biden unexpectedly won Minnesota’s race on Super Tuesday, despite trailing in fourth place in recent polls in the state. 

Biden’s surprising victory came after Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharJudd Gregg: Biden — a path to the presidency, or not Vogue's Anna Wintour urges Biden to pick woman of color for VP Biden should name a 'team of colleagues' MORE (D-Minn.) endorsed Biden on Monday night following the suspension of her campaign. Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt MORE also endorsed Biden after ending his presidential bid, as did former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who ended his campaign in November. 

Sanders, who won Minnesota’s 2016 primary, came in second to Biden in Tuesday’s race. 

Sanders is one of the progressive Democrats left in the field along with Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenJudd Gregg: Biden — a path to the presidency, or not Vogue's Anna Wintour urges Biden to pick woman of color for VP Biden should name a 'team of colleagues' MORE (D-Mass.), who has remained in the race and on Tuesday ballots but failed to win her home state’s primary. 

Biden carried Massachusetts, followed by Sanders in second. Warren trailed in third.