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Rashida Tlaib regrets leading boos of Hillary Clinton at Sanders event in Iowa


February 01, 2020, 8:33 PM

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Detroit backpedaled Saturday for encouraging boos the night before after Hillary Clinton was mentioed at arally for Bernie Sanders.

Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir then tweeted: "Rashida, you're all good. We love your passion and conviction. Don't change."

Original article, Saturday morning:

Has Rashida Tlaib stepped in it again?

The freshman representative from Michigan's 13th District is trending on Twitter Saturday after she led the crowd in booing Hillary Clinton at a campaign event for Bernie Sanders in Clive, Iowa.

Tlaib, seated onstage with fellow freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, took the mic and said: "You all know I can't be quiet. No, we're gonna boo" after a moderator brought up Clinton, in an apparent reference to the 2016 Democratic nominee's recently reported criticism of Bernie Sanders, whom Tlaib supports in the Iowa caucuses Monday. (Sanders wasn't at the rally.)

The booing appeared to be in response to recent reporting of Clinton's comments about Sanders, made in a docu-series set to air next month on Hulu. In it, Clinton says of Sanders, "Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It's all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it." 

Sanders partisans criticized Clinton's swipe, while Tlaib's booing Friday night now is criticized by other Democrats. And the circular firing squad reloads for another round.



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