AFP Minneapolis, MN, United States
Nov 07, 2018, 12.00 PM
"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.