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Fourth Member Of ‘The Squad’ Breaks From Other Three, Endorses Warren

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter
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The fourth member of the group of freshman Democrats, known as “the squad” on Wednesday endorsed 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, breaking with the rest of her team after they endorsed Bernie Sanders for president.

“You’ve all heard about the senator’s plans but here’s the thing: The plans are about power, who has it, who refuses to let it go, and who deserves more of it. For Elizabeth and for me power belongs in the hands of the people,” Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley said in a video released on Twitter. “That’s why she’s fighting for fundamental change that restores power to those who’ve been left behind, and centers those who’ve never had access to it in the first place.”

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New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib endorsed Sanders in October. This comes after news broke during the fourth debate that Ocasio-Cortez would be endorsing Sanders. (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez, Omar And Tlaib To Endorse Bernie Sanders For President)

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.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren hugs congressional Democratic candidate Ayanna Pressley at a rally also attended by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez on September 9, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/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.

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 Massachusetts Democrat would endorse for President.