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First Native American Congresswomen Share Tearful Embrace Moments After Being Sworn In

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First Native American Congresswomen Share Tearful Embrace Moments After Being Sworn In





After being sworn in as the first-ever Native American women in Congress, Democrats Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) shared an emotional embrace on the House floor to mark the historic moment.

Video shows Haaland appearing to wipe away tears as newly-elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) congratulated the 116th Congress on Thursday.




Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe, wore a traditional Pueblo dress for the swearing-in ceremony.

Haaland shared photos of her dress, silver and turquoise jewelry and moccasins on Twitter before the ceremony.

“New Mexicans are in the house, the US House that is,” she wrote.

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 in 2018.





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