During a campaign event for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in Clive, Iowa on Friday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) booed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her remarks about Sanders. Clinton previously said "nobody liked" the Vermont senator.
"I don't remember if you guys remember last week someone by the name of Hillary Clinton said that we're not nobody –" moderator Dionna Langford was interrupted by a booing audience. "We're not going to boo. We're not going to be. We're classy here. We're classy."
"No, I'll boo. Boo!" Tlaib responded with a laugh. "You all know, I can't be quiet. No, we're going to boo. That's alright. The haters, the haters will shut up on Monday when we win."
"There we go. I was gonna say – a hater by the name of Hillary Clinton – we calling names out here," Langford corrected. "We taking shots."
Moderator: "You guys remember last week when someone by the name of Hillary Clinton said that we're not going to boo."— The Hill (@thehill) February 1, 2020
Rep. Rashida Tlaib: "No, I'll boo. Boo! 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." pic.twitter.com/FdEAnIYeJZ
Tlaib took to Twitter on Saturday to apologize for her actions the night before. According to the Michigan congresswoman, supporters "deserve better."
My statement regarding last night:— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) February 1, 2020
“I am so incredibly in love with the movement that our campaign of #NotMeUs has created. This makes me protective over it and frustrated by attempts to dismiss the strength and diversity of our movement. (1/4)
“However, I know what is at stake if we don't unify over one candidate to beat Trump and I intend to do everything possible to ensure that Trump does not win in 2020. (2/4)— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) February 1, 2020
“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. (3/4)— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) February 1, 2020
“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. This is about building a just and equitable future for my two boys, children across the country, and future generations." (4/4)— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) February 1, 2020
The Iowa Caucuses will take place on Monday, the first time people will flock to the polls to cast their votes for the Democratic candidate of their choosing. Instead of voting on a traditional paper or electronic ballot, caucus-goers stand in various parts of a room. Where they stand determines the candidate they're voting for.