Try Not to Cry Looking at These Pictures From Women Being Sworn Into Congress Today
Women Being Sworn Into Congress Today n last year's midterm elections, a record-setting 42 new women were elected to Congress. Today, they were sworn into office in a historical ceremony of the most diverse "freshman" class to ever take on Washington D.C. The best part? These women are really, really excited about it. Here are some of the sweetest things they posted on social media in honor of the big day.
Rashida Tlaib, Representative, Michigan 13
Rashida shared two pictures leading up to the swearing-in ceremony, one thanking her kids and one showing her new office on Capitol Hill.
Her sons literally dabbed as she cast her first vote, which is iconic.
Ilhan Omar, Representative, Minnesota 15
Ilhan shared the incredible story of how her father came to Washington D.C. 23 years ago as a refugee.
Debra Haaland, Representative, New Mexico 1
Debra posted pictures of her mother during the open house, and she wore her Pueblo clothing to meet people.
Marsha Blackburn, Senator, Tennessee
Marsha posted the pictures of the ceremony on Twitter.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Representative, New York 14
Alexandria, who's usually really vocal on social media, has been relatively quiet today, but she did wear white in a poignant tribute to the suffragettes.
She also read cards her friends wrote her as a way to get mentally ready for the day, she said on her Instagram Stories.
Kyrsten Sinema, Senator, Arizona
Kyrsten didn't post anything herself, but a reporter tweeted this pic, pointing out that she is the first openly bisexual senator in U.S. history.
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Representative, Florida, 26
Debbie posted this cute picture with her kiddos.
Katie Porter, Representative, California 45
Family and friends joined Katie for the swearing-in, which was coincidentally on her birthday.
Mary Gay Scanlon, Representative, Pennsylvania 45
Mary Gay not only posted pictures with her colleagues, but with her family. These captions might make you tear up, fair warning.
Donna Shalala, Representative, Florida 27
Donna didn't post a picture of her swearing-in, but she did subtly roast The New York Times a few days ago, so
Mikie Sherrill, Representative, New Jersey 11
This picture of Mikie's daughter and family will literally warm your heart. She had a whole crew accompany her to D.C.
Tina Smith, Senator, Minnesota
Tina's husband Archie Smith made a quick cameo in this video she posted about how excited she was to get sworn-in.
Abigail Spanberger, Representative, Virginia 7
Abigail posted some cute before and after shots of the day.
Xochitl Torres Small, Representative, New Mexico 2
Xochitl's congressionalopen house got so big she had to take it out into the hallway.
Lori Trahan, Representative, Massachusetts 3
Lori was thankful her kids could be there for the swearing-in.
Lauren Underwood, Representative, Illinois 14
Lauren got the ride to the ceremony with another representative, Chrissy Houlahan.
Susan Wild, Representative, Pennsylvania 1
Charlie Dent, who used to hold Susan's office, came to wish her luck before the ceremony.
Cindy Axne, Representative, Iowa 3
Cindy posted this important message.
Madeleine Dean, Representative, Pennsylvania 4
Madeleine took her oath on her uncle's Bible, which is really sweet.
Veronica Escobar, Representative, Texas 16
Veronica's husband is stoked to get his spouse pin, which is adorable.
Katie Hill, Representative, California 25
Literally just prepare to cry.
Ann Kirkpatrick, Representative, Arizona 2
Ann's family joined her in her office for a pic.
Susie Lee, Representative, Nevada 3
And Susie's family joined her, as well.
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