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.

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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.