Democrats are trying to sort out their 2020 Presidential field.
Now, the entire process has been thrown into chaos.
And Rashida Tlaib made one 2020 announcement that every Democrat feared.
Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D) became the third member the “Squad” to throw her support behind Bernie Sanders.
Tlaib joins Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in backing the socialist Senator.
“Amo Bernie is what I like to call him, which “amo” means “uncle” in Arabic,” Tlaib explains in the video.
“I think Amo Bernie, when he saw not just myself but my other sisters in service being attacked but this president, by this bully, for him there was no hesitation. He jumped on board and said ‘What can I do to uplift you all? What can I do to support you all?’” she continued.
Tlaib claimed that “this institution” has not been ready for women such as herself and heaped praise on Sanders for continually supporting their progressive efforts.
“The fact that he truly believes that women like us, women that this institution hasn’t been ready for, that we feel supported. And from day one he’s always made us feel like that,” she continued.
“I’m endorsing Amo Bernie Sanders because he understands that it’s not just about policies and words but it’s going to be also about completely transforming the structures in place that is hurting American people,” she added. . .
Democrats are worried that, due to the large field of candidates and 15 percent threshold needed to win delegates in primaries and caucuses, they are in for a protracted nomination fight.
And that could spell doom for the Left in 2020.
Since both Democrats and Republicans moved to the modern primary system in 1976, only 2008 saw the party that staged the longer and more divisive primary battle win the White House.
Bernie Sanders already has a polling floor of around 15 percent.
And the “Squad” backing Sanders should provide him with the grassroots backing to stay in the race until the bitter end.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in thins ongoing story.