Michigan Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib made history on Wednesday when she became the first Muslim woman to preside over the floor of the US House of Representatives.
This is not Tlaib's only historic first as the politician has previously made headlines for being the first Palestinian American woman to join Congress. Along with Ilhan Omar, she is also one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. Makes sense for her to keep making monumental feats, eh?
Tlaib shared the achievement on Twitter:
Said her post, "Not bad for a girl from Detroit that didn't speak English when I started school & first in my family to graduate high school & college."
She added, "This was a proud moment & it sank in just a little more that I am serving in Congress."
Rashida Tlaib's milestone happened merely days after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez presided for the first time on Friday, becoming the youngest woman ever to do so.
The future is female, y'all!