Rashida Tlaib started sworn in to the American Congress for the second time as she was wearing traditional Palestinian thobe.
Tlaib is originally a Palestinian and Muslim woman was re-elected to the US Congress for the second time.
She had been officially sworn, and she selected one very special outfit for the swear-in ceremony: a Palestinian thobe. It is almost the same style she wore the first time, but it was a different colour.
Posting her picture wearing the thobe on her Facebook, she wrote: “My parents came from Palestine for a better life in the United States. At the age of 19 years old my Yaba (dad), with only 4th grade education, was able to land a job at Ford Motor Company. Years later he married my mother who quit school in the 8th grade to help provide for her family. Both sacrificed so much so that a dream like this became possible.
“Their eldest daughter of 14 kids will be sworn into the U.S. Congress for the second time. I am one of the first Muslim women and the first Palestinian woman, and I wanted to honor both of them by wearing a Palestinian embroidered dress.
“I will never take for granted the honor of being here, and will always stay rooted in community because the 13 District deserves nothing less than a hardworking, never back down, Congress woman.”
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