Muslim women create US Congress history

Rashida Tlaib of Michigan becomes one of first Muslim women in Congress

Rashida Tlaib of Michigan becomes one of first Muslim women in Congress

"That "you have to win" because if you win, our children will know that being themselves, being who they are, that they can succeed".

Omar will not only be among the first Muslim women elected to Congress.

She was joined shortly after on Tuesday night by Omar, who ran for the Democrats in Minnesota's fifth district.

The Democrat lived at the Daad refugee camp in Kenya for four years and could not even speak English at the time she relocated to the US.

Original, 11/6, 9:20 P.M.: Rashida Tlaib has officially won her midterm election, running unopposed in Michigan's 13th congressional district, making her the first Muslim-American woman to ever be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Minnesota's first Somali-American state representative has made history: She is now the country's first Somali-American elected to Congress.

Swift had said that the Republican's voting record in Congress "appalls and terrifies" her, stating that Blackburn had voted against equal pay for women and against protecting women from domestic violence.

Tlaib is also considered a Democratic Socialist.

Democrats are celebrating Omar's win and the diversity in their party, but they may regret their choice after scrolling back through her Twitter timeline.

The 42-year-old Tlaib is a Palestinian-American. Her parents were both born in Palestine.

Though she once called Israel an "apartheid regime" that was guilty of "evil doings", Omar has softened her tone recently, coming out against the anti-Israel boycott movement and voicing support for a two-state solution.

When asked about her political journey in Minnesota, Omar said, "It's a cold place but the people have warm hearts".

She was first elected to the chamber in 2016.

She has stated that President Donald Trump's "politics of fear" motivated her to run for the seat.

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