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Rashida Tlaib Apologizes for Booing Hillary Clinton After She Attacked Bernie Sanders

Rashida Tlaib Apologizes for Booing Hillary Clinton After She Attacked Bernie Sanders

Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib apologized after she booed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in response to her criticism of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

A moderator at a pro-Sanders event in Iowa brought up Clinton’s criticism and urged the audience not to boo.

"I'll boo. Boo!" Tlaib replied.

"You all know I can't be quiet. No, we're gonna boo,” she added. “That's alright. The haters will shut up on Monday when we win."

The remarks came on Saturday, days ahead of Monday’s Iowa caucuses. Sanders holds a slight lead over former Vice President Joe Biden in the majority of recent polls out of Iowa.

Tlaib’s comment came in response to Clinton criticism:

Tlaib hit out at Clinton after the 2016 presidential runner-up attacked Sanders and declined to commit to supporting his candidacy if he wins the Democratic nomination.

"He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him. Nobody wants to work with him. He got nothing done," Clinton said in an upcoming documentary. "He was a career politician. It's all just baloney, and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”

Clinton also claimed in a recent interview that Sanders was “very much supporting” his supporters’ online attacks against his rivals and their backers even though Sanders has repeatedly denounced the attacks.

Tlaib apologizes:

"In this instance, I allowed my disappointment with Secretary Clinton's latest comments about Senator Sanders and his supporters get the best of me. You all, my sisters-in-service on stage, and our movement deserve better,” Tlaib said on Twitter.

"I will continue to strive to come from a place of love and not react in the same way of those who are against what we are building in this country," she added. "This is about building a just and equitable future for my two boys, children across the country, and future generations."