Rashida Tlaib made history with her swearing-in. Here’s what to know about the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress

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BY Clare Foran

Washington (CNN)Rashida Tlaib likes to tell a story about how when she found out she had been elected to Congress, her 13-year-old son whispered in her ear, “See mama, bullies don’t win.”

“He was talking about Donald Trump,” Tlaib said in a recent interview, describing in a matter-of-fact way what her oldest son Adam told her when she won her race to represent Michigan’s 13th congressional district.
Tlaib will make history as the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress. She and incoming Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota will also be the first two Muslim women ever elected to Congress.

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