Squaddies Split: Pressley Breaks with House Colleagues to Endorse Warren

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A prominent member of the so-called “squad” of progressive female congresswomen often ridiculed by President Donald Trump broke ranks with her colleagues Wednesday and announced that she was endorsing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for president instead of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

In a video posted to Twitter, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) called the 2020 election a “fight for the soul of the nation” and Warren, a senator from Massachusetts, “knows how to fight.”

“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,” Pressley said. “For Elizabeth and for me, power belongs in the hands of the people. 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.”

The other members of the Squad — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) — all endorsed Sanders last month.

Washington insiders said the move was not totally unexpected given that both politicians call Massachusetts home.

A new poll released Wednesday found Warren, Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden in what amounts to a dead heat at the top of the crop of Democratic contenders. The Monmouth University poll has Biden and Warren tied at 23 percent each, with Sanders trailing at 20 percent.

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Phyllis Softa
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Morte is correct. Why would Pressley NOT endorse her home state Senator that endorsed her in 2018?? BUT has anyone ever selected their ballot choice on endorsements? That does not enter into my selection process.

Screwtape
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Hmm….maybe Rep. Pressley is smarter, or at least more practical, than the other Marxist Molls. They are ALL up for re-election in 2020 and Warren will have a comfy Senate seat to return to in the worst-case scenario. She MIGHT remember someone who supported her. Quid pro quo?

Morte206
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Oh my Presley is backing her states candidate what a shocker! The shocker will be if she doesn’t get Warren’s seat should the chance arrive.

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