In an interview with director Ava DuVernay, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) talked about how she and other congresswomen ― especially the group of ― support each other in their work in Washington, D.C.

“There are lots of text threads. There is a lot of hugging and high-fiving,” Omar said in the conversation published Wednesday .

“We are also developing a sisterhood with many of the members who are our seniors here.”

Omar name-dropped some of the other freshman Democrats who alongside her in the November elections: (D-Mich.) was one of the nation’s first Muslim congresswomen (along with Omar); (D-N.Y.) was the youngest woman elected to the body; and (D-Mass.) was her state’s first black congresswoman.


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