Ilhan Omar sworn in as first Somali state lawmaker

Ilhan Omar shows her kids her desk.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, DFL-Minneapolis, shows her three children her desk inside the House Chamber during the first day of the 2017 legislative session on Tuesday.
Evan Frost | MPR News

Ilhan Omar was been sworn in as the first Somali state lawmaker in the United States on Tuesday.

The Minneapolis DFLer has also been named a House Assistant Minority Leader in her freshman session.

On her first day, she chatted with All Things Considered host Tom Crann.

Use the audio player above to hear their conversation.

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