First Muslim women elected to US Congress take oath on holy Quran

US Rashida Tlaib sworn in wearing Palestinian dress

Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib Will be Sworn in Using Thomas Jefferson's Quran

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., made history Thursday afternoon for being the first Palestinian-American woman sworn into Congress.

"My swearing in on the Quran is about me showing that the American people are made up of diverse backgrounds and we all have love of justice and freedom", Tlaib told the Detroit Free Press.

"'Look, Mama, you won". Bullies don't win." She said she replied: "Baby, they don't.

It didn't take long for the impeachment calls to start coming from the newly sworn-in Democrats in the House of Representatives.

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Along with Ihan Omar she is one of the first two Muslim-American congresswoman in history. On an nearly daily basis, he attacks our Constitution, our democracy, the rule of law and the people who are in this country. Jerry Nadler, the new Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said he didn't like Tlaib's language - or the gist behind it. In December, she said she will lead a trip of incoming United States lawmakers to the West Bank.

She recounted the conversation she had with her son about her election.

And one of the Democrats' first orders of business, apparently, is to impeach Trump as quickly as possible - even though special counsel Robert Mueller has yet to release his findings on the allegations of collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russian Federation.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who also attended this morning's presser on the hill, was just as outraged by Tlaib's words.

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'The time for impeachment proceedings is now'. We'll see where the facts lead - and maybe that will lead to impeachment. There is no requirement whatsoever that a president be charged with or be convicted of a crime before Congress can impeach him.

The issue of impeachment has been a divisive one for Democrats. "We knew they couldn't help themselves".

When she announced last month on Instagram that she would be wearing the dress, Susan Muaddi Darraj, a fiction writer from Baltimore, Maryland, introduced the hashtag #TweetYourThobe, which went viral on Twitter after photos and videos on social media showed Tlaib walking around Congress wearing the traditional clothing. Dems are more focused on stopping Trump than building the Wall and helping the country'.

A December Harvard CAPS/Harris poll found 39 per cent of voters want to see the president fired.

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