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Ocasio-Cortez, Omar And Tlaib To Endorse Bernie Sanders For President

Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter
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A group of freshman Democrats, known as “the squad,” will reportedly endorse 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders after the fourth Presidential debate Tuesday night.

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib all plan on endorsing Sanders, according to Fox News. This comes after news broke during the fourth debate that Ocasio-Cortez would be endorsing Sanders.

“We’re looking forward to Saturday,” Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez said, according to The Washington Post. Sanders said on Tuesday that he would have a “special guest” with him in New York, teasing the freshman Democrat’s appearance.

Ocasio-Cortez was the first member of “the squad” to reportedly throw her support for Sanders, as Omar and Tlaib also plan on endorsing the 2020 candidate.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, right, and Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, left, listen during a news conference announcing college affordability legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 24, 2019. Sanders is proposing to cancel the nation's outstanding $1.6 trillion of student debt and offsetting the cost with a tax on Wall Street transactions. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, right, and Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, left, listen during a news conference announcing college affordability legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, June 24, 2019. (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Ocasio-Cortez made news in early October, saying she is “over” trying to impeach President Donald Trump, adding it should have been done a long time ago. (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez Thinks Democrats’ Trump-Impeachment Talk Is ‘Boring,’ Says She’s ‘Over It’)

“I think the whole thing is boring,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Queens Library event. “He should have been impeached a long time ago. I’m over it. And so that’s how I feel about it because we’ve got work to do,” The Washington Examiner reported. (RELATED: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants To Eliminate Cars And Pipelines)

Tlaib copied her viral video from earlier this year where she called President Donald Trump a “motherf****r” at an impeachment protest, in late September outside the United States Capitol.

At the protest, Tlaib said to the crowd, “We are ready to impeach,” before the crowd erupted repeating her past comments about Trump, “the mother f***er!,” (RELATED: Rashida Tlaib Leads Crowd In Profanity-Laced Impeachment Chant)

Omar has continued to join her freshman Democratic colleagues, consistently calling for Trump’s impeachment.

“A lot of people think we take joy in impeaching this president because we don’t like him,” Omar said in early October. “But we take joy in making sure that when we say we’re going to protect the rule of law, that the American people know that we are serious about that.”

There has been ongoing speculation as to who the New York Democrat would endorse for President, with many saying she could have possibly endorsed Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.