“In this instance, I allowed my disappointment with Secretary [Hillary] Clinton’s latest comments about Senator Sanders and his supporters get the best of me. You all, my sisters-in-service on stage, and our movement deserve better,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib said in a statement.

Rashida Tlaib’s statement reads as follows:

“I am so incredibly in love with the movement that our campaign of #NotMeUs has created. This makes me protective over it and frustrated by attempts to dismiss the strength and diversity of our movement…However, I know what is at stake if we don’t unify over one candidate to beat Trump and I intend to do everything possible to ensure that Trump does not win in 2020. In this instance, I allowed my disappointment with Secretary Clinton’s latest comments about Senator Sanders and his supporters get the best of me. You all, my sisters-in-service on stage, and our movement deserve better. I will continue to strive to come from a place of love and not react in the same way of those who are against what we are building in this country. This is about building a just and equitable future for my two boys, children across the country, and future generations.”

The moderator at the event in Clive, Iowa on Friday had mentioned remarks by Clinton, in which she had said that “nobody likes” Sen. Sanders, I-Vt.. Hillary Clinton beat Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary before going on to lose to then-candidate Donald Trump in the general election.

When members of the audience booed, moderator Dionna Langford hushed them: “We’re not gonna boo, we’re classy here.”

But Tlaib, who was seated alongside Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., objected and backed the booing crowd.

“No, I’ll boo. Boo!” she said. “You all know, I can’t be quiet. No, we’re going to boo. That’s all right. The haters will shut up on Monday when we win.”


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