Rashida Tlaib will be the nation's first Muslim woman in Congress

Rashida Tlaib will be the nation's first Muslim woman in Congress

Rashida Tlaib will be the nation's first Muslim woman in Congress

A pair of districts in the Midwest will add Muslim women to the ranks of the US Congress for the first time, CNN has projected.

Democrat Rashida Tlaib was elected to represent Michigan's 13th House District on Tuesday, defeating three other candidates, including a write-in campaign by Detroit's City Council president, Brenda Jones. The news site said she was criticized by some Palestinian activists for being too engaged with pro-Israel lobbyists, and from some left-leaning Jewish activists who criticized her call for a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Omar's victory amounts to another first: She and Michigan's Rashida Tlaib, who also won Tuesday night, will become the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress.

As of 9:46 p.m. on November 6, media outlets have also declared Andy Levin, Debbie Dingell, and Brenda Lawrence winners in their respective U.S. House races. Tlaib won that race.

In 2008, she became the first Muslim woman to serve in the MI state legislature.

Tlaib, 42, was born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrant parents.

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.

There is also a lot of evidence that she may have married her brother and therefore committed massive immigration fraud, according to PJ Media.

Omar will take the seat vacated by Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress. Ellison is leaving Congress as he vies to become Minnesota attorney general.

And regardless of who wins in Arizona's competitive Senate race, the state will elect either Republican Martha McSally or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as the state's first woman to serve in the chamber.

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