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Rashid Tlaib becomes first Muslim Woman to preside US House of Representative

Rashid Tlaib

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Michigan Democratic representative, Rashida Tlaib, has become the first Muslim Woman to preside over the House of Representatives of United States.

This is not Tlaib’s only historic achievement but she is also amongst the two first Muslim women, alongside Ilhan Omar, to join Congress. Both ladies are the two first Muslim women to be elected to Congress.

“This was definitely an incredible and humbling moment that deserved a selfie!” wrote Rashida Tlaib sharing her blur picture of presiding over the House of Representative.

Sharing her achievement on the Twitter, Tlaib said, “Not bad for a girl from Detroit that didn’t speak English when I started school & first in my family to graduate high school & college.”

She added, “This was a proud moment & it sank in just a little more that I am serving in Congress.”

In another tweet, the Democrat representative stated that she is mulling over presenting the bill to remove the ban from taking a selfie in the House of Representative.

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“My next bill proposal: eliminating the selfie ban when presiding over the House!”

“This was definitely an incredible and humbling moment that deserved a selfie!” wrote Rashida Tlaib sharing her blur picture of presiding over the House of Representative.

Tlaib, however, is under heavy criticism from Republicans and Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations for comments about Israel and the Holocaust.

Tlaib had said that the Palestinians helped Israel make safe havens after the Holocaust. The statement caused uproar from her opponents but was defended by her party by saying that her statement was twisted for political ends.

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“Policing my words, twisting & turning them to ignite vile attacks on me will not work. All of you who are trying to silence me will fail miserably. I will never allow you to take my words out of context to push your racist and hateful agenda. The truth will always win,” Tlaib said in response to the backlash.