Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar made history late Monday evening; hosting an end-of-day Ramadan feast inside the United States Capitol for the first time in American history.
“On this night, halfway through the month-long holiday of Ramadan, Omar enjoyed a buffet of food as she and two other Muslim members of Congress hosted some fellow members for a traditional Ramadan meal,” reports the Washington Post.
“The congressional iftar, hosted at the Capitol, was a night for Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.) to explain their faith to their colleagues. Of course a break-the-fast meal in the halls of Congress included a hefty serving of politics alongside the naan and kebabs,” adds the newspaper.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 21, 2019
The three Congresswoman invited 100 guests including fellow lawmakers, their friends, and families.
Ilhan Omar routinely criticizes President Trump and his administration for their tough policies on illegal immigration; commonly referring to the Commander-in-Chief as a “racist.”
“This is a president who has come to power vilifying and demonizing immigrants and refugees. He proudly said we should halt Muslims from entering our country,” tweeted Omar. “It’s not a surprise that he finds his biggest nemesis in me.”
This is a president who has come to power vilifying and demonizing immigrants and refugees. He proudly said we should halt Muslims from entering our country.
It’s not a surprise that he finds his biggest nemesis in me. https://t.co/vl7tjmnSFr
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 6, 2019
The President has routinely critiqued Omar’s anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli rhetoric; saying she has “hatred deep in her heart” after claiming American politicians were secretly bribed by pro-Israeli organizations.
Read the full report at the Washington Post.