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Tlaib, Omar highlight traditional Palestinian and Somali outfits for address

Tlaib, Omar highlight traditional Palestinian and Somali outfits for address
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Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarMeet the three Democrats who could lead foreign affairs in the House Biden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBiden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far Democrats brush off calls for Biden to play hardball on Cabinet picks GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' MORE (D-Mich.), the first Muslim women elected to Congress, highlighted the traditional Somali and Palestinian outfits, respectively, they wore to the address.

“I'm joining my sisters in Congress in wearing white--my white #PalestinianThobe--to #SOTU,” Tlaib tweeted, referencing other woman Democratic congresswomen who wore white as a reference to the suffragist movement. “Being #unapologeticallyMe is my way of protesting this #ImpeachedPresident.”

“Yes sis, our presence is resistanceI am wearing my Ayeeyo’s Cambuur garbeed and bringing the Arawelo spirit to the people’s house,” Omar added, quote-tweeting Tlaib’s tweet.

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Omar and Tlaib’s fellow members of the “Squad” of progressive freshman congresswomen, Reps. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyGOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' Pelosi faces caucus divisions in Biden era Record number of Black women elected to Congress in 2020 MORE (D-Mass.) and Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezClub for Growth to launch ad blitz in Georgia to juice GOP turnout Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn't going anywhere Trump tweets Thanksgiving criticism of NFL QBs for kneeling MORE (D-N.Y.), are both boycotting the address, although Pressley will deliver a response on behalf of the Working Families Party.