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Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) wore a thobe ― a traditional Palestinian dress ― to her swearing-in ceremony Thursday, women responded by tweeting photos of their own thobes in her honor. In an interview that aired Thursday morning, Pelosi said she will withhold a decision until special counsel Robert Mueller issues his report in the Russian Federation investigation.
Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who are of Palestinian and Somali origins respectively, made history on Thursday as they were sworn into the 116th Congress, becoming the first Muslim women in the 435-member US House of Representatives.
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A reporter in Tlaib's office on Thursday noted the world map hanging on her wall with a minor change. At an event for MoveOn.org, she told the crowd her son said to her: "Look, mama, you won". On the map, someone placed a post-it note with the word "Palestine" on it, and an arrow pointing toward Israel.
"It's a national holiday", Sarsour, also a Palestinian-American, said in a congratulatory Facebook video for Tlaib. "You're witnessing history today", she added. She also supports the "Palestinian right of return", a position which advocates for the demographic destruction of Israel's Jewish majority by permitting descendants of Arab refugees from the 1947-1949 Arab-Israeli War and 1967's Six-Day War to emigrate to Israel and obtain citizenship.
Tlaib will be among 100 freshmen to take the oath of office shortly after the US House and Senate gavel into session at noon (1700 GMT) on Thursday. Many of Tlaib's backers came to Capitol Hill also wearing a thobe in solidarity with the Michigan Democrat. "I'm proud of you", he said. "What I'm more interested in is protecting the Mueller investigation, seeing where the facts take us".