Rep. Rashida Tlaib won her primary election in Detroit and proclaimed that a stronger and bigger ‘progressive Squad’ is returning to Congress.
Tlaib beat Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in the 13th District primary. Tlaib led 66 percent to Jones’ 34 percent with 90 percent of the precincts reporting, the Wayne County Clerk’s Office said.
Tlaib said in her victory statement, “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. 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’s win is a boost in the progressive left-wing of the Democratic Party. The four original squad members are Tlaib and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
Reports said the Squad is expecting more allies in Congress.