'Squad' members who backed Sanders hail 'progressive lion' Warren

'Squad' members who backed Sanders hail 'progressive lion' Warren
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Three progressive freshman congresswomen who have endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel Biden wins Hawaii primary Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden MORE (I-Vt.) for president praised Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPentagon charts its own course on COVID-19, risking Trump's ire Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D-Mass.) and the legacy of her campaign after Warren announced she would withdraw from the race earlier Thursday.

“Today is a hard day for so many people who love and respect @ewarren and admire her campaign — and I include myself in that,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez challenger drops out of GOP primary Ocasio-Cortez posts experience getting antibody tested for COVID-19 The continuous whipsawing of climate change policy MORE (D-N.Y.) tweeted Thursday. “Elizabeth Warren is a progressive lion, a champion for working families, and her commitment to inclusivity is exemplary. Thank you for being a role model.”

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“Let’s not undersell the power of Elizabeth Warren’s candidacy. She set the pace for policy on everything from disability justice to racial justice to a wealth tax,” tweeted Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOvernight Defense: Pentagon memo warns pandemic could go until summer 2021 | Watchdog finds Taliban violence is high despite US deal | Progressive Dems demand defense cuts Progressives demand defense budget cuts amid coronavirus pandemic Ocasio-Cortez endorses progressive Democrat in Georgia congressional primary MORE (D-Minn.). “She is a giant of our movement. I can't wait for our progressive movement to build together.”

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Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOvernight Defense: Pentagon memo warns pandemic could go until summer 2021 | Watchdog finds Taliban violence is high despite US deal | Progressive Dems demand defense cuts Progressives demand defense budget cuts amid coronavirus pandemic Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil MORE (D-Mich.) acknowledged Warren’s exit was “very personal” for many Warren backers, adding, “I hope we are graceful and loving as they decide what is needed next.”

Addressing Warren directly, Tlaib tweeted, “You inspired so many people across the country, especially little girls. Thank you for running and doing it unapologetically.”

The fourth member of the so-called “squad” of freshmen, Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyOvernight Defense: Pentagon memo warns pandemic could go until summer 2021 | Watchdog finds Taliban violence is high despite US deal | Progressive Dems demand defense cuts Progressives demand defense budget cuts amid coronavirus pandemic The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The American Investment Council - Trump takes his 'ready to reopen' mantra on the road MORE (D-Mass.), backed Warren and served as her campaign co-chair.

“My friend. My partner in good. You have fought every single day for our families. This is a movement built to last. The Work continues,” Pressley tweeted following Warren’s announcement.