Rashida Tlaib is running for Congress in the 13th district in Michigan (which includes parts of Detroit and Dearborn), and is one of 90 American Muslim candidates running for public office this year — a trend that The Washington Post recently dubbed the “blue Muslim wave”.
Ms. Tlaib concurs and in an interview with CBSN’s Reena Ninan says she “absolutely” sees a blue Muslim wave in the 2018 midterm elections. When Ninan asked why there are just two Muslim Representatives in Congress, Ms. Tlaib said that “it can be overwhelming for people of color to run for leadership positions” but is hopeful for change. “You have people from all different backgrounds right now taking the lead of running for office the courage to stand up and say ‘you know what, I can do this. Clear out the room boys, let’s put some women there, let’s deal with the gun crisis, let’s deal with immigration, let’s deal with crises we have in this country – it’s about time we get an opportunity to get a stab at it.”
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