There could be Moore trouble for Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
While the freshman lawmaker from Michigan may have walked back her booing of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, she got a notable boost from controversial documentarian Michael Moore.
“So proud of my longtime friend from Michigan who spoke the truth last night at the Bernie rally in Clive, Iowa. The audience booed Hillary, then somebody tried to shoosh them, and #Rashida said don’t shoosh them,” the liberal filmmaker said in a Twitter post. “Boo Hillary and anyone else who doesn’t speak the truth.”
Moore also shared an image of the pair smiling together.
Tlaib, whose public remarks frequently make establishment Dems squirm, did it again Friday night during a campaign event for Bernie Sanders in Clive, Iowa. Sitting with colleagues, Washington state Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, Tlaib said the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee deserved to be booed.
“You all know I can’t be quiet,” Tlaib told audience members. “The haters will shut up on Monday when we win.”
The moment sparked laughter in the audience and onstage from Jayapal and Omar. The three are part of a small group of progressives in the House of Representatives who have endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination.
Just hours later, however, Tlaib said she regretted the remarks.
“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,” she said on Twitter.