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People Are Emotional Over This Twitter Exchange Between The First Muslim Women In Congress

Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar are the first Muslim women elected to Congress in US history.

Posted on November 6, 2018, at 10:30 p.m. ET

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Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, 42, became the first-ever Muslim woman elected to Congress on Tuesday.

Soon after, Ilhan Omar, 36, of Minnesota also won her election. The two women are expected to share the title of the "first" Muslim American woman in Congress.

Omar also became the first Somali American legislator and the first headscarf-wearing member of Congress.

After Tlaib's win was called, Omar reached out publicly over Twitter to congratulate her "sister" on the historic occasion.

"I cannot wait to serve with you, inshallah," Omar tweeted, tagging Tlaib. Her tweet has already been shared and liked thousands of times.

Congratulations to my sister @RashidaTlaib on your victory! I cannot wait to serve with you, inshallah. 🙏🏾

The simple congratulations and mention made people emotional.

CRYING TEARS OF JOY. Muslim women are everything. https://t.co/uEKsZ7w1Tt

Some said they felt they were being personally represented for the first time in government.

CRYING at the "inshallah" im so happy that we're kicking the old white men out and bringing in a true representation of people, ALL people https://t.co/PyT1iz2deQ

"Paving the way for me!!" someone tweeted enthusiastically.

Paving the way for me!! Congrats! https://t.co/Z0wVdNWHeG

The moment between the two newly elected US congresswomen has even reached international supporters.

@IlhanMN @RashidaTlaib Kick ass in congress sis, sending love from 🇨🇦

@IlhanMN @RashidaTlaib Congrats from india!

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