Three prominent freshman congresswomen, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) have given Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) their endorsement for his presidential run in 2020. According to several polls, Sen. Sanders is the third most popular Democrat fighting for the nomination. Ahead of Sen. Sanders is former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 16, 2019
“The Squad’s” endorsement followed what they believe was a “robust” performance at Tuesday night’s Democratic debate. On Twitter Tuesday morning, Rep. Omar wrote, “Proud to endorse Senator Sanders for President, glad that AOC and Rashida Tlaib are on board too. It’s time.”
Sen. Sanders is running his campaign on the ideals of “Democratic socialism.” Sen. Sanders’ plan for America includes ‘medicare for all,’ a ‘Green New Deal,’ ‘increasing taxes for the rich.’ Members of the squad also ran on these policies and continue to fight for them in Congress. For example, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is currently “The Green New Deal’s” sponsor in the House of Representatives.