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 HaalandHaaland: It's 'exhausting' to keep up with Trump's 'ignorance and racism' for Native Americans Dems call for 'strategic investments' while touring southern border Trump gets dose of new political reality at State of the Union MORE (D-N.M.) and Sharice DavidsSharice DavidsTrump gets dose of new political reality at State of the Union Mike Pompeo to speak at Missouri-Kansas Forum amid Senate bid speculation For the Civil Rights Act to do its job, Congress must pass the Equality Act MORE (D-Kan.) embraced on the House floor as newly-elected House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiKids confront Feinstein over Green New Deal Can progressives govern? Dems plan hearing on emergency declaration's impact on military 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.