Tlaib was among another Democratic freshmen lawmakers who is known as “the squad,” Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), at Friday night’s event. They were also joined by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) — the three Congresswomen have endorsed Sanders.
The three lawmakers were attending Sanders’ first “caucus concert” event in Iowa on Friday night. When they were wrapping up the discussion, activist and moderator of the discussion Dionna Langford mentioned Clinton’s remarks claiming “nobody likes” Sanders.
“We’re not gonna boo, we’re not gonna boo,” Langford said, adding, “We’re classy here.”
Tlaib added, “You all know I can’t be quiet. No, we’re going to boo. That’s alright, the haters will shut up on Monday when we win.”
Watch the video below:
Rashida Tlaib booing Hillary Clinton 👀 pic.twitter.com/Wj6bIDfhy3— Ibrahim (@ibrahimpols) February 1, 2020
The booing follows shortly after Clinton recently told The Hollywood Reporter that she stands by comments she made in an upcoming documentary, where she said of Sanders, “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it,” as IJR previously reported.
The former secretary of state’s remarks caused push back from some 2020 Democratic hopefuls, who said, “It’s time to grow up, you know? This isn’t high school.” Sanders though told reporters after Clinton’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “On a good day, my wife likes me.”
Clinton, however, doesn’t seem to be backing down from her comments criticizing Sanders, as she also told the Los Angeles Times she “absolutely” stands by them.
Tlaib’s booing also sparked reaction on Twitter:
You guys might need some of those Hillary voters later. In the general and in your own careers as legislators.— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) February 1, 2020
Also: could our elected officials show some of the leadership qualities they always campaign on? This means all of you. https://t.co/hlaZ3kXBxe
If you haven't called on Hillary Clinton to apologize for interjecting herself into the primaries in the most divisive way imaginable on THREE different occasions and only for her own self-aggrandizement, then you have absolutely NOTHING to say to Rashida Tlaib.— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) February 1, 2020
Hillary Clinton: *Attacks Bernie constantly*— Ibrahim (@ibrahimpols) February 1, 2020
Rashida Tlaib: *boos Hillary*
Liberals: Omg she is so trashy and classless!! Primary her!!
I consider this highly inappropriate and wonder about Rashida’s maturity level, if not her judgement. We need unity, not someone throwing boos at the woman who warned us that we would be exactly where we are today. https://t.co/cCDFBAwuNa— Dr. Kathie Allen #DemCast (@kathieallenmd) February 1, 2020
Tlaib’s reaction to Clinton comes ahead of the Iowa Democratic caucuses on Monday. Additionally, the Democratic National Committee announced on Friday new debate rules for the Democratic debate on Feb. 19, which will likely bring Michael Bloomberg to the debate stage.