Ilhan Omar: The First Muslim Woman in the US Legislature

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Several people on Twitter celebrated the Minnesota lawmaker after she took her oath on Tuesday.

“My election win offers a counter-narrative to the bigotry in the world,” said Ilhan Omar, who’d fled a war zone and endured homelessness before immigrating and eventually taking elected office. “This is a land of immigrants, and most come here for opportunity, a second chance. It’s our time to fight for the America we know we can have.”