Rashida Tlaib becomes first Muslim Congresswoman: Ilhan Omar set to follow

Rashida Tlaib

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's nominee, Omar, won fifth congressional district, replacing the first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison, who vacated his seat to run in the state's attorney general race.

Talking to media outlet, Rashida Tlaib said: "The first thing I think about when somebody says you're going to be the first Muslim is celebrate this moment".

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. "And that if you just believe, believe in the possibility of someone like me".

Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American Democrat running for the House in Minnesota, could join Tlaib in Congress.

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States.

She was born on July 24, 1976, to working-class Palestinian immigrants in Detroit and is the eldest of 14 children.

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Asked whether she would consider slashing military aid to Israel with Britain's Channel 4, Tlaib responded, "Absolutely, if it has something to do with inequality and not access to people having justice".

"I've never been one to stand on the sidelines".

"So much is about 'let's choose a side, '" she continued, opining on the Israeli-Arab conflict.

Voters in the United States (US) went to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, to participate in midterm elections that will help define the fate of President Donald Trump's first term in office after two years.

Tlaib was endorsed by filmmaker Michael Moore and Sen. Tlaib had defeated Jones in the Democratic primary earlier in the year, by about 900 votes. "This whole idea of a two-state solution, it doesn't work". DFL is the state's Democratic Party.

On January 1, 2009, Rashida became the first Muslim American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature, and the second Muslim woman in history to be elected to any USA state legislature.

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