NEWS: Ayanna Pressley breaks with "The Squad," endorses Elizabeth Warren, her longtime ally. Probably Warren's most high-profile endorsement yet, even if it is in-state.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley endorsed Elizabeth Warren, her home state senator and longtime ally, for president. It's Warren's most high-profile congressional endorsement to this point. https://t.co/UDvqO7MEm1
Is there any surprise Ayanna Pressley, who served as a moderate, pro-business voice on the Boston City Council, then served as a Hillary Clinton surrogate, defending Clinton's record on criminal justice & attacking Bernie on Medicare for All... didn't endorse Bernie?
Squad split will get national headlines, but this isn't surprising. Pressley was Clinton surrogate in 16, never the same origin story as AOC/Omar/Tlaib
This is about Mass., and will aid speculation that Pressley is heir apparent for Warren Senate seat
Ayanna Pressley is from Massachusetts, so this makes sense.
And despite being a member of the "squad," it seems like her political roots aren't based in leftist activism/organizing in the same way that Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and Tlaib's roots are. https://t.co/upYmVZdxeH
Ayanna Pressley hasn't been consistently aligned with the rest of The Squad. For example in July AOC, Omar and Tlaib voted no on a resolution to condemn the civilian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel. Pressley voted yes https://t.co/qiNiVDR4Yf
NEW and HUGE: Ayanna Pressley is endorsing Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 race for president. "This election is a fight for the very soul of this nation." https://t.co/9jMkpXTLTD
I really don't want to see ANY Bernie supporters going after Ayanna Pressley today over this endorsement.
1. It doesn't matter. It won't make a difference in the race
2. It makes Bernie & his supporters look bad
3. This endorsement was expected- bc both are from mass
We already knew Rep. Pressley would endorse Warren.
What will be funny is watching pundits who said AOC's, Omar's, and Tlaib's endorsements didn't matter push this as a game changer.
Pressley endorsing Warren is big. About a third of black women are still undecided about the Democratic candidates. If I were running, I would court their vote and support and prioritize it. Without black women, no Dem is winning the Presidency.
God love him, Joe Biden is going to ride this dinosaur until it drops dead underneath him. Which of "his" Republican colleagues is going to have this "epiphany"? Mitch McConnell? Tom Cotton, who, on Wednesday, started pitching for the next Mexican War? https://t.co/4MHvTSp3TK
There are good reasons for Ayanna Pressley to endorse Warren, and I respect it. Also, I feel gleeful that she didn't endorse an 80yo man with very few accomplishments who just had a heart attack.
Ayanna Pressley has always concerned me. I remember seeing this clip in 2016, and then being baffled when people called her a progressive a couple years later.
So I am in no way shocked by her Warren endorsement. 🤷 https://t.co/U80K1ZzlCe
Ayanna Pressley endorsing Elizabeth Warren over Bernie Sanders is very consistent with her brand. In 2016 Ayanna sounded more like Zerlina Maxwell than Ilhan Omar. At least she's consistent. @RepPressley
Ayanna Pressley means the world to me. When I see her, when I hear her, I see myself, I see my friends, I see my future. I am so so proud to stand with her in the fight for big, structural change. Welcome to #TeamWarren, queen @AyannaPressley https://t.co/YqVCLq6qt9
Not trying to sound petty but I never thought of Pressley as part of the squad in the first place. 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/iwS07qyj2B
Bernie supporters: A reporter will be looking for nasty tweets about Pressley’s endorsement of Warren. So don’t tweet anything nasty about it. #Bernie2020 #NotMeUs @BernieSanders https://t.co/LDOpsIVZhw
Don’t buy into the narrative that Ayanna Pressley “broke” with the squad to endorse Warren and let’s further the idea that they are all aligned against the moderates.
So ayanna pressley endorsed @ewarren
. It wasn't a surprise. She was a Hillary supporter and naturally went with Warren. That's what Centrists do. 🤷♀️
I am amused however by the Warren supporters going off on this after saying @AOC
endorsing Bernie was a nothing. 😏
To be honest, I was never really sure why Pressley was grouped in with AOC, Omar, and Tlaib to begin with. https://t.co/hQVM3gISgA
Ayanna Pressley breaks with sqaud endorces Warren over Bernie.
Both are worthless.
Both support high taxes high regulations and healthcare for all which would bankrupt the nation and wipe out the middle class.
A vote for either would destroy America.
Pressley is center of the Squad and her endorsement only confirms Warren’s a Centrist. It’s a big fn yawn. 🥱 Next ...
The white gentrifiers turned on Ayanna Pressley real quick, didn't they
⚡"The SQUAD" FRACTURES ⚡
Ayanna Pressley Breaks with ‘The Squad’ to Endorse Warren over Sanders https://t.co/4Bmcc9GH18
The thought of Ayanna Pressley barnstorming Super Tuesday states is formidable. She and AOC are among the most coveted endorsements any campaign could earn this election season. Stacey Abrams of course also in that category if she were to endorse pre-convention.
I’m getting the sense that a lot of people on this website assumed that Bernie supporters would be huge dicks about Pressley endorsing Warren, and are now disingenuously propping up this tweet to be like “SEE?!?!”
Rep. Ayanna Pressley has broken with other members of the House "Squad" by endorsing Sen. Elizabeth Warren for president https://t.co/Xy7POphfcB