Rashida Tlaib is eager to talk about where she fits into American history – just not in the way one might expect.
Around her country, Ms. Tlaib is becoming known for going where no Muslim woman has before: into the U.S. Congress. While probably not alone blazing that trail, depending how other midterm elections turn out on Nov. 6, she is the first to have an assured seat in the House of Representatives because she's unopposed after narrowly winning her Detroit district's Democratic primary.
The 42-year-old lawyer and former state representative doesn't shy away from that story, exactly, as we talk in a campaign office that is empty save for us and her teenage son. She knows it's why she's getting so much attention, and unconvincingly insists she's not tired of discussing it.