Congress just changed a 181-year-old rule in order to appease Muslims.
The rule banned headgear like hats being worn in the chamber, but The House decided to change that when Muslim Ilhan Omar got elected this month, The New York Post reported.
It’s taken 181 years, but the House of Representatives is finally getting around to changing a rule that bans hats on the floor.
The ban was enacted in 1837 by members who wanted to break from the hat-wearing tradition in British Parliament.
They didn’t anticipate Ilhan Omar.
The Minnesota Democrat is one of two Muslim women elected this year and she’s the first to wear a hijab.
A Democratic source said the rules will be clarified to allow religious headwear, as well as coverings for medical reasons.
“There are those kinds of policies that oftentimes get created because people who have blind spots are in positions of influence and positions of power,” Omar told The Post Thursday.
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