— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 16, 2019
First Ocasio-Cortez, now her.
Via The Hill:
Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) become the first Muslim woman to ever preside over the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
“Presided over the U.S. House of Representatives today. 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,” Tlaib wrote celebrating the historic moment on Twitter.
Tlaib presided over the House during a vote on a tribal lands bill Wednesday afternoon which was aimed at securing a federal trust status for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s land in Massachusetts. The measure had been opposed by President Trump, but passed with support from Democrats.
Her turn presiding over the House comes a week after fellow Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) made history by becoming the youngest woman to do the job.