Democrat Infighting Continues: Ilhan Omar Implies Warren Should Drop Out to Help Sanders
In the latest sign of Democratic Party turmoil, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) implied that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) should drop out of the presidential primary race in order to help socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders secure the Democratic nomination.
Taking to Twitter late on Super Tuesday, Omar wrote, “Imagine if the progressives consolidated last night like the moderates consolidated, who would have won? That’s what we should be analyzing. I feel confident a united progressive movement would have allowed for us to #BuildTogether and win MN and other states we narrowly lost.?”
Imagine if the progressives consolidated last night like the moderates consolidated, who would have won?
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 4, 2020
Omar, along with “squad” members Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Rashida Tliab (D-MI) was an early supporter of Sanders’.
Despite not winning a single primary race thus far (including her home state of Massachusetts), Warren insists she is not dropping out of the race, telling supporters last night that she’s still “in the fight.”
This morning, President Trump weighed in on the race, calling Warren “selfish” for not dropping out, tweeting, “So selfish for Elizabeth Warren to stay in the race. She has Zero chance of even coming close to winning, but hurts Bernie badly. So much for their wonderful liberal friendship. Will he ever speak to her again? She cost him Massachusetts (and came in third), he shouldn’t!”
Fox News points out:
Warren failed to win any states on Super Tuesday but did garner enough support that if voters had chosen Sanders instead, the democratic socialist may have had better results. Trump implied that Warren’s refusal to drop out before the polls open — as other, more moderate candidates did — was a betrayal.
Biden is gaining momentum and has received a number of high-profile endorsements since his win in South Carolina on Saturday, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg both suspending their campaigns and announcing their support for the former Vice President. Former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) also announced his support for the former VP.