Ilhan Omar: I stand here with many firsts to my name

AFP Minneapolis, MN, United States Published: Nov 07, 2018, 12:00 PM(IST)

"I stand here before you tonight...with many firsts behind my name," says Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, after winning a House seat in a heavily-Democratic district in the Midwestern state of Minnesota. "The first woman of colour to represent our state in Congress. The first woman to wear a hijab to represent our state in Congress. The first refugee ever elected to Congress. And one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress.

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