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DETROIT — By the time Rashida Tlaib was finished, not a dry eye remained in the room.
“I want people across the country to know that you don’t need to sell out,” Ms. Tlaib said early Wednesday morning. “You don’t have to change who you are to run for office — and that is what this country is about.”
Ms. Tlaib is poised to become the first Muslim woman ever elected to Congress, after she narrowly defeated Brenda Jones, Detroit’s City Council president, in a Democratic primary race to succeed longtime Representative John Conyers Jr. in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. She will run unopposed in November. In a separate Democratic primary contest for a special election to serve the remaining months of Mr. Conyers’s term, Ms. Jones prevailed over Ms. Tlaib on Wednesday afternoon, according to The Associated Press.
“A lot of my strength comes from being Palestinian,” she said at one point. Ms. Tlaib’s mother draped her in the Palestinian flag as she spoke.
“I will fight back against every racist and oppressive structure that needs to be dismantled,” Ms. Tlaib said. “You deserve better than what we have today with our president.”
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Xcalibur254
I don't care that she's a Muslim, I do care that she's a Socialist.
Congress needs more Libertarians, both major parties suck.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Female genital mutilation?
Arranged marriages/underage marriages
People will say it doesn't matter that she's a Muslim, I disagree.