Rashida Tlaib is to become the first of two Muslim women elected to Congress, and for this she has to thank the unlikely figure of Donald Trump.
"Trump was a bit of a Bat-Signal for women in general of being engaged," she says, talking while out on the campaign trail in Detroit.
Congress as it stands is far from diverse – over 90 per cent of members are Christian, 5.6 per cent are Jewish and the Muslim members (both of them) are heavily outflanked by Mormons, of whom there are 13.
Despite the fact there are more women in the Senate and House of Representatives than at any other point since 1789, they still only make up 20 per cent of its membership.
Joining Ms Tlaib in Congress will be Ilhan…
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