NEW YORK, Aug 9 — Rashida Tlaib, a mother of two and daughter of Palestinian immigrants once detained for disrupting a Donald Trump speech, made history yesterday, poised to become the first Muslim woman in US Congress.
The 42-year-old former social worker won a Democratic primary in Detroit safe seat. With no Republican or third-party candidates, she is positioned to enter the House of Representatives after November midterm elections.
“Thank you so much for making this unbelievable moment possible. I am at a loss for words,” she tweeted. “I cannot wait to serve you in Congress.”
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