Moments ago, Bernie supporter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) reacted to Bernie Sanders dropping out.
Ocasio-Cortez was one of Bernie’s highest profile advocates and headlined multiple rallies for him.
Thank you Bernie – for doing your best to fight for all of us, from the beginning, for your entire life.
Thank you for fighting hard, lonely fights in true devotion to a people’s movement in the United States.
Thank you for your leadership, mentorship, and example. We love you.
Moments earlier, President Trump tweeted “Can’t see AOC plus 3 supporting Sleepy Joe!
Rashida Tlaib responded to Bernie dropping out by tweeting:
Transformative change doesn’t happen from Oval Office or Congress. It happens when people on the streets demand it.
Transformative change doesn't happen from Oval Office or Congress. It happens when people on the streets demand it.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 8, 2020
Ilhan Omar reacted to Bernie dropping out of the 2020 race with a more detailed tweet stream.
Today, our movement faces a setback.
But every single setback is an opportunity to push for progress.
The American people still want to live in a society where their human right to healthcare is guaranteed, where we confront the climate crisis, and where they are not shackled with debt.
In moments like this, I’m reminded of my grandfather. He was born in colonized Somalia, and was never afforded the opportunity to live in a democracy until he came to the United States.
He would tell us every day as he went to caucus and vote that this is a right and an honor. We must always remember to fully utilize it.
He cherished the ability to organize for political change because he knew how rare it was.
In a democracy, we the people still have the ability to create that society. We need to continue to build coalitions with our neighbors, our family members. We need to continue put pressure on our elected leaders to fight for the America we deserve.
We always knew it would not happen overnight.
But I know our cause is just.
And I am more committed than ever to fighting for somebody I don’t know. #NotMeUs
For those of you who plan to sit this election out or vote for Trump, just stop.
The livelihoods of millions of marginalized people are at stake.
We must all fight like hell to get Donald Trump out of the White House and end the rise of fascism in this country.
In October, Fox News reported that the idea of 2020 hopefuls Joe Biden or Pete Buttigieg facing off against President Trump next November would be a tragedy.
Omar was asked about the field of 2020 candidates and whether she preferred Biden or Buttigieg. She answered, “None,” before characterizing their hypothetical nominations as “tragic.”
Host Mehdi Hasan asked.“But if you had to pick one? If one of them is the candidate for your party, who would you rather it be?”
Omar shot back: “So you’re saying if something tragic happens and they ended up being the nominee?”
Omar explained her endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and described him as being someone she could put her faith in because he follows his values, no matter what.
“Sometimes you have to be reminded about the vision you truly believe in, and where your core values lie,” Omar said. “And for me, I know that there are people that have to switch some things around, and there are people that are just easy to believe in. And I was reminded that Bernie is one of the people.”
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