Rashida Tlaib defeats primary challenger, declares the "Squad" is "here to stay, and only getting bigger"

by Jordyn Pair · Aug 5th, 2020 11:47 am

Last Updated Aug 7th, 2020 at 9:36 pm

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) beat out Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in her primary race, declaring victory on Wednesday and saying her win shows the progressive Congressional "Squad" is coming back with more force.

"Let it be known that in the 13th District, just like in communities across our country, we are done with establishment politics that put corporations first," Tlaib said in a victory statement. "If I was considered the most vulnerable member of the Squad, I think it's safe to say the Squad is here to stay, and it's only getting bigger."

Tlaib said her primary win was an endorsement for policies like "Medicare-for-All" and the Green New Deal.

"Voters sent a clear message that they're done waiting for transformative change, that they want an unapologetic fighter who will take on the status quo and win," she said. "We have a resounding mandate to put people before profits."


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