Democrats eye change in rules to allow religious headwear
The Democrats are looking to change a rule banning hats in Congress to accommodate members who wear religious headwear — and Ivanka Trump is conveniently in support.
“Important rule change for Congress to make…” the first daughter and senior White House advisor tweeted early Monday morning.
Democratic lawmakers are arguing that the longtime ban on hats from the House chamber is outdated. This year, Democrat Ilhan Omar from Minnesota became one of the first Muslim-American women ever elected to Congress, along with Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, and the first Somali-American.
Omar, who would also be the first member of Congress to wear a headscarf, co-authored the proposal along with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and incoming Rules Chairman Jim McGovern. Omar was born in Somalia and came to the U.S. as a refugee.