Ilhan Omar Formally Backs Bernie: The America I Dreamed About ‘Is Not a Reality Yet’

)INSET: Ilhan Omar) BETHLEHEM, PA - APRIL 15: Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) participates in a FOX News Town Hall at SteelStacks on April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Sanders is running for president in a crowded field of Democrat contenders. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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Far-left “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) confirmed her rumored endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a formal video released Wednesday morning.

She told her followers Sanders is the “the only candidate who has built a movement,” adding the socialist senator’s vision will help establish the America she dreamt of, which is “not a reality yet.”

Sanders teased an endorsement from freshman lawmaker Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) during Tuesday night’s debate, and reports surfaced quickly after, indicating Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Omar would be endorsing the socialist senator’s presidential bid.

Omar tweeted a video of her formal endorsement on Wednesday:

“I am so proud to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for president,” Omar said, describing the Vermont lawmaker as “the only candidate who has built a movement and continues to build a movement that transcends gender, ethnicity, and religion.”

“And we know in order to take on Trump, we’re going to need a unifier– someone who understands what the fight looks like and someone who is ready to defeat him,” she continued, adding that she was “one of the people inspired” by the movement Sanders created.

“I was one of the people inspired by the movement that the Senator has built. There was an America that I dreamed about. There is an America that most people believe in,” she said, adding that is just “an ideal” and “not reality yet.”

One of the most “amazing” things about the socialist senator, Omar said, is “he understands that we have to find solutions to our greatest problems.” She touted him as the only candidate who is proposing to cancel all student debt, provide universal school meals, stop “endless wars,” fight for human rights, and hold everyone accountable “regardless of if they’re an ally or a foe.”

“This is not just the fight for our lives. This is the fight for our democracy. This is the fight for a better future. One we can all be proud of,” Omar concluded:

Ocasio-Cortez is expected to formally endorse Sanders on Saturday.


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