First Native American congresswomen embrace after being sworn in

The first two Native American women to be elected to Congress shared a moment on Thursday after being sworn in.

Reps. Deb HaalandDebra HaalandDemocrats blast CDC report on minorities and COVID-19 Elizabeth Warren calls for look into coronavirus impact on Native American rights Minority lawmakers gain unprecedented clout amid pandemic MORE (D-N.M.) and Sharice DavidsSharice DavidsGun control group rolls out House endorsements Minority lawmakers gain unprecedented clout amid pandemic The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Dr. Tom Inglesby says society will have to learn to live with virus until vaccine emerges; Good news on vaccine trial propels stocks MORE (D-Kan.) embraced on the House floor as newly-elected House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation Hillicon Valley: Trump signs order targeting social media legal protections | House requests conference with Senate after FISA vote canceled | Minneapolis systems temporarily brought down by hackers MORE (D-Calif.) congratulated the 116th Congress.

Video shows Haaland appearing to wipe away tears, first with her hands and then with her colleague’s scarf as the two celebrated.

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Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe, wore a traditional Pueblo dress along with silver and turquoise jewelry for the swearing-in ceremony.

Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk nation, is also openly gay and part of the “rainbow wave” that saw a record number of LGBTQ candidates running for public office this year.