Rashida Tlaib is on track to become to first Muslim woman in Congress.
Tlaib won the Democratic primary in Michigan’s 13th district and is expected to run unopposed for the November election.
“Thank you so much for making the unbelievable moment possible. I am at a loss for words. I cannot wait to serve you in Congress,” she stated on Twitter.
Tlaib has made history before. She was the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature where she served three terms fighting for education and health care funding. Now she wants to bring issues like women’s equal pay and immigration reform to U.S. Congress.
“I will fight back against every racist and oppressive structure that needs to be dismantled,” she stated. “You deserve better than what we have had with our president.”
Tlaib has also been an outspoken champion of women’s right for years and even heckled Donald Trump during a campaign speech in Detroit demanding that he explain some of his sexist comments.
Her supporters say that her win is monumental.
@Aamiraltaf71 tweeted, “I couldn’t be happier. Well done Rashida! Change is coming. I can feel it all over…”
@Aiyhapapaya tweeted, “Ahhh @RashidaTlaib is the first Muslim American WOMAN to be elected to the U.S. Congress.”