Top Bernie Sanders surrogate Rashida Tlaib apologized after a clip of her booing Hillary Clinton went viral
Rep. Rashida Tlaib tweeted an apology for booing Hillary Clinton during a Bernie Sanders campaign event in Iowa, after a clip of her encouraging the crowd to do so went viral. At the event, Tlaib was responding to a clip from a documentary series of Clinton saying "nobody liked" Sanders in Congress, and she continued on to say "the haters will shut up on Monday when we win." On Twitter, Tlaib wrote, "I allowed my disappointment with Secretary Clinton's latest comments about Senator Sanders and his supporters get the best of me."
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A clip of Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan outraged supporters of former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton after she encouraged a crowd of his supporters to boo her. Tlaib, a top Bernie Sanders surrogate, apologized after the clip went viral. She said on Twitter, "In this instance, I allowed my disappointment with Secretary Clinton's latest comments about Senator Sanders and his supporters get the best of me. You all, my sisters-in-service on stage, and our movement deserve better."
My statement regarding last night:“I am so incredibly in love with the movement that our campaign of #NotMeUs has created. This makes me protective over it and frustrated by attempts to dismiss the strength and diversity of our movement. (1/4) — Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) February 1, 2020
Onstage, Tlaib was responding to Clinton's comments from the documentary series "Hillary" that premiered at Sundance, in which the former First Lady recalled how "nobody liked" Sanders in Congress. "He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him," Clinton said in the documentary, which she later clarified had nothing to do with Sanders' 2020 prospects. "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." At the Sanders event in Iowa, the host of the onstage discussion with Tlaib first instructed the crowd not to boo Clinton as she brought up her remarks about Sanders. "I'll boo. Boo!" Tlaib responded. "You all know I can't be quiet. No, we're gonna boo. That's alright. The haters will shut up on Monday when we win."
BREAKING: At a @BernieSanders rally in Iowa tonight, a leading Sanders’ surrogate @RashidaTlaib led the crowd in booing @HillaryClinton. pic.twitter.com/AKdi2psI2h — Christopher J. Hale (@chrisjollyhale) February 1, 2020
In her apology, Tlaib wrote that she knows what's at stake if the party doesn't unify over one candidate to beat Trump, and said she intends to do everything possible to prevent his re-election. "I will continue to strive to come from a place of love and not react in the same way of those who are against what we are building in this country," Tlaib wrote. "This is about building a just and equitable future for my two boys, children across the country, and future generations."
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