Ilhan Omar Urges Progressive Dems to Unite in Support of Sanders, Warren

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Representative Ilhan Omar has joined Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a call for uniting progressive Democrats to back Senator Bernie Sanders as Joe Biden moderates do it.

The Minnesota Representative had joined the Sanders rally on Monday night in St. Paul, Minnesota, in an effort to help him secure victory in the state’s primary contest, Newsweek reported.

But after Senator Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the race, her home state went to Biden who secured more than 38 percent of the vote. Sanders came second with around 30 percent of the vote, followed by Warren with around 15 percent.

Sanders had won the state by a considerable margin in 2016. But this year, Omar’s endorsement did not seal the victory in her congressional district, which includes Minneapolis, for Sanders.

As the results came in, Omar took to Twitter and appeared to urge Senator Elizabeth Warren to drop out of race, saying Sanders would have claimed more victories, including in Minnesota, on Super Tuesday if progressive Democrats had thrown their support behind him.

“Imagine if the progressives consolidated last night like the moderates consolidated, who would have won?” Omar wrote. “That’s what we should be analyzing. I feel confident a united progressive movement would have allowed for us to #BuildTogether and win MN and other states we narrowly lost.”

It came after Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, also urged for progressive Democrats to unite in a bid to win the Democratic presidential nomination.

“I’m a Bernie supporter who builds with Warren supporters. It’s how we got a top-to-bottom progressive ballot sweep in NY14,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Tuesday.

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