For 181 years, the U.S. House of Representatives has imposed a ban on its members wearing head coverings.
However, as Ilhan Omar, who is one of the first Muslim women to be elected to Congress, is about to take her oath of office, that history is about to be changed.
In fact, it’s part of a larger ‘overhaul’ package that will look to alter a number of norms in the people’s house, orchestrated by democrats.
When Omar is sworn in in a few weeks, she will become the first federal legislator to wear a religious headscarf, the first Somali-American in Congress, and the first woman of color to represent Minnesota in Washington.
“She’ll be joined by fellow Midwestern Democrat, Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, as the first two Muslim women in Congress.”
Hats of all kinds have been banned from the House floor since 1837 in the rules of the current Congress in a section on comportment which states, “During the session of the House, a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner may not wear a hat or remain by the Clerk’s desk during the call of the roll or the counting of ballots.”
It also includes, “A person on the floor of the House may not smoke or use a mobile electronic device that impairs decorum. The Sergeant-at-Arms is charged with the strict enforcement of this clause.”
Back in 2010, Florida Democrat Frederica Wilson tried to fight the ban on hats but wasn’t successful.
Many people are upset and disgusted that 181-years of history will now be changed just to accommodate a very, very small minority.
Others speculate that the “grand mission” to install ‘Civilization Jihadists’” is progressing nicely and believe the plan to use the freedoms created by Judaeo-Christian founding fathers to orchestrate the destruction of liberty seems right on track.
"I hope this will also help our Muslim schoolgirls who feel challenged or harassed when they wear a headscarf."
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) November 30, 2018
The difference between the Tea Party coming in 2010 to be the obstructionists and those of us coming in to bring about hope, change, to work on behalf Americans is really big! #LeadershipMatters https://t.co/0A7b7979j1
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 29, 2018
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 28, 2018