Ayanna Pressley Breaks With Other Squad Members, Endorses Warren

Rep. Ayanna Pressley has officially broken with the other 3 “squad” members and endorsed Elizabeth Warren for President.

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Pressley announced her endorsement in a tweet, adding “Big structural change can’t wait.”

Warren wrote “Thank you, @AyannaPressley! I’m proud to be fighting alongside you to put power in the hands of the people.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to Pressley with a heart emoji.

One supporter wrote “I know Pressley will happily endorse Sanders if he’s the nominee, so I’m not tripping.”

 

CBS reports Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley endorsed fellow Massachusetts lawmaker Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic presidential primary Wednesday. Pressley’s endorsement came after the rest of a grouping of progressive congresswomen colloquially known as “the Squad” announced they were supporting Senator Bernie Sanders’ bid for the presidency.

In a video posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Pressley said she was supporting Warren because the senator is a “consistent” advocate for progressive change who “never loses sight of the people.”

“You’ve all heard about the senator’s plans, but here’s the thing — the plans are about power. Who has it, who refuses to let it go, and who deserves more of it,” Pressley said, referring to Warren’s various policy proposals, which have become a central plank of her campaign. “For Elizabeth and for me, power belongs in the hands of the people. That’s why she’s fighting for fundamental change that restores power to those who’ve been left behind and centers those who’ve never had access to it in the first place.”

“I’m proud to call her my senator, and I can’t wait to call her our president,” Pressley said.

The rest of the Squad — which is made up of Pressley and congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib — have endorsed Sanders. Although Pressley has consistently supported left-wing policies like Medicare for All, she has at times broken with other Squad members, such as when she voted for a resolution condemning the anti-Israel “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” (BDS) movement.

This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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