BREAKING: Pramila Jayapal Endorses Bernie for President, “Squad” Members React

Progressive Democrat Pramila Jayapal has announced she is endorsing Bernie Sanders for President.

Per Yahoo, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) announced Sunday that she has decided to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, adding to the list of notable progressive Democrats backing the Vermont senator.

Jayapal, who co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said she chose to endorse Sanders because the senator “has a clarity on policy prescriptions that goes right to the heart of what working people need,” according to The Washington Post, which first reported news of the endorsement.

Jayapal will also be named the national health policy chair and the Washington State chair for the Sanders campaign, she told The Post. Jayapal, like Sanders, has been an outspoken advocate for “Medicare for All,” and was one of the first House Democrats to support the proposal.

Jayapal tweeted:

I’m all in for @BernieSanders for President! Bernie has the bold passion, authenticity & clarity that working people across this country desperately need.

We are building the progressive movement that will bring justice & opportunity & transform our country. Join us!

AOC responded:

Really big deal – @PramilaJayapal has endorsed Bernie Sanders for President.

Pramila is a major leader in the House, carries the Medicare for All bill & co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Both chairs of the Progressive Caucus have now endorsed Bernie Sanders

Per Scott Wong With Jayapal backing, ALL top current leaders of Congressional Progressive Caucus have now endorsed BERNIE SANDERS for president.

They are Co-Chairs Jayapal & Pocan, Vice Chair Ro Khanna & Whip Ilhan Omar.

And don’t forget Squad members @AOC & @RashidaTlaib

Ilhan Omar called the announcement “yuge.”

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