Ilhan Omar takes a dig at Warren after Biden wins Minnesota: 'Imagine if the progressives consolidated'
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, took a veiled swipe at Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday, March 3, for not dropping out of the Democratic primary race and backing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders ahead of the primaries on Super Tuesday.
Omar, who appeared on stage with Sanders in Minnesota on Monday, March 2, questioned what would have happened if "progressives consolidated last night like the moderates consolidated." The question was a dig at Warren as other top Democratic contenders like former Southbend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar withdrew from the race and threw their weight behind former Vice President Joe Biden.
"Imagine if the progressives consolidated last night like the moderates consolidated, who would have won?" Omar tweeted. "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." The Congresswoman was referring to Biden's win in the Minnesota primary on Tuesday which came just a day after Klobuchar, who represents the state, dropped out of the primary. Biden also received an endorsement from the former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke.
Sanders, in 2016, had won Minnesota's caucuses with ease and had a large and motivated progressive base in the state which was set to offset Klobuchar's home-field advantage.
The endorsements helped Biden win big on Tuesday night in nine states, including Arkansas, Minnesota, Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Virginia and Texas, while Sanders took his home state of Vermont, Utah, Colorado and California – the biggest prize of the night. Warren meanwhile had a bad night on Tuesday, ranking third in even her home state of Massachusetts after Biden and Sanders.
Six more states are set to hold their primaries next Tuesday, March 10. Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington will head into the polls next and will offer a collective of 352 pledged Democratic delegates.