The Democrats are a part of a new wave of politicians that are challenging the laws deeply entrenched into the constitution, and changing Congress. The group challenging the ban will be also joined by, Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids, the first Native American women to be elected to the House and Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts’first black congresswoman.
The clause that is referenced here 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.” This is not the first time attempts have been made to alter this rule. In 2010 congresswoman for Florida, Frederica Wilson challenged the ban. The politician, known for wearing many flamboyant and decorative hats was forced to give up her protest after the issue was gaining more popularity and press coverage than the legislative work she engaged in.
Amaliah will be covering developments in this news. We are stunned at the progressive and productive nature of the Muslim women in Congress.