“A lot of my strength comes from being Palestinian.”
Rashida Talib clinched the Democratic nomination Wednesday for Michigan's upcoming Congressional race, which she is expected to win.
Her victory, which sets her on a clear path to becoming the first Muslim woman in Congress, has been covered fawningly by the left-leaning press.
The New York Times described Talib's teary victory speech, given soon after the Associated Press called the race in her favor in the early morning, as "stirring"; NBC wrote that her nomination was "set to break barriers."
On CNN, her win was touted as a blow dealt to the Democratic establishment, in the footsteps of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated entrenched Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley in a New York primary last month.
We had some major Progressive wins last night:— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) August 8, 2018
✅ @RashidaTlaib won!
✅ @JamesThompsonKS won & made R+20 district R+4
✅ @Bell4STL won, defeated 27-yr incumbent to replace Ferguson DA
✅ Missouri voted down right-to-work by a 2-1 margin pic.twitter.com/nLq7sxATnx
The flag: The daughter of Palestinian immigrants, Talib has positioned herself as a moral opposition to President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policy and his ethno-nationalist rhetoric.
“I’m going to push back against everything that’s so un-American that’s coming out of this administration,” she said in her Wednesday event.
As Talib gave her speech, her mother wrapped the Palestinian flag around her.