Sanders 'very concerned about what appears to be a coup' in Bolivia

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by March of Dimes — Abortion access for 65M women at stake Hospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan Sanders urges Biden to delay Medicare premium hike linked to Alzheimer's drug MORE (I-Vt.) on Monday joined those expressing concern about the ouster of Bolivian President Evo Morales, saying the nation had suffered a military coup.

"The U.S. must call for an end to violence and support Bolivia’s democratic institutions," Sanders, a leading 2020 presidential candidate, said in a tweet.

The Organization of American States, which reported the election irregularities for which Bolivia's military demanded Morales's resignation, has declined to label the president's resignation on Sunday as a coup. 

President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania ​​Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't MORE voiced support for Morales's ouster in a statement earlier Monday.

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“The United States applauds the Bolivian people for demanding freedom and the Bolivian military for abiding by its oath to protect not just a single person, but Bolivia’s constitution," Trump said.

Sanders was joined in his condemnation of Morales's resignation by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan GOP infighting takes stupid to a whole new level McCarthy laments distractions from far-right members MORE (N.Y.) and Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSunday shows preview: Multiple states detect cases of the omicron variant Photos of the Week: Schumer, ASU protest and sea turtles Omar to accept award Saturday as American Muslim Public Servant of 2021 MORE (Minn.), two progressive freshman Democrats who have also endorsed the Vermont senator in his 2020 bid for the White House.

"There's a word for the President of a country being pushed out by the military. It’s called a coup," Omar tweeted on Sunday.