Minnesota, Michigan send first Muslim women to U.S. Congress


Multiple outlets have called the race.

Tlaib won the congressional seat for Michigan's 13th district after former Representative John Conyers abruptly stepped down following sexual harassment allegations, leaving the seat vacant.

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

In an interview with Elle magazine in September this year, Ms Omar opened up about her Somalia background and shared what it was like to arrive in the U.S. for the first time as a child of 10. "If they tell you who they are, believe them the first time", she said.

Democrats Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI share the distinction of becoming the first Muslim women headed to the House of Representatives.

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.

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

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Congresswoman Karen Bass, projected to win a fifth term in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections, has visited Kenya twice in recent years. Following her win in 2016, Omar said her political involvement had become more than "about me or the win or the loss".

Tlaib will fill the seat formerly occupied by Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, who left office past year amid accusations of sexual misconduct.

She also recognized Michigan's Rashida Tlaib who is also Muslim for winning.

Sending her best wishes to Tlaib on the shared historic achievement, Omar wrote on Twitter: "Congratulations to my sister @RashidaTlaib on your victory!"

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. After fleeing the country's civil war, she spent four years in a refugee camp before coming to the US when she was 14.

The 42-year-old was born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrant parents.