Article from The Daily Caller by Hanna Bogorowski.

Newly elected Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar posted a list of celebratory firsts and records Thursday on Twitter, but Republican Michigan Rep. Justin Amash pointed out one falsehood.

Omar, the first Somali-American elected to U.S. Congress, wrote “The #116thCongress has SO much to be proud of” before listing several broken barriers that came with Thursday’s swearing-in ceremony.

Presumably referring to the newly elected representative and Democratic socialist from Michigan, Rashida Tlaib, Omar attributed her the title of the “1st Palestinian-American” in Congress.

Tlaib is the first female Palestinian-American serving in Congress, but not the first Palestinian-American, as Amash succinctly pointed out.

Read the entire article at The Daily Caller.

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