S Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib wore Palestinian traditional dress to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.
Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to Congress, published a photo of herself dressed in a white thobe before entering the Congress Hall on Tuesday.
“There is no right or wrong way to protest,” she tweeted, adding: “I’m joining my sisters in Congress in wearing white-my white #PalestinianThobe–to #SOTU.”
"There is no right or wrong way to protest." —@ayannapressley— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) February 4, 2020
I'm joining my sisters in Congress in wearing white–my white #PalestinianThobe–to #SOTU. Being #unapologeticallyMe is my way of protesting this #ImpeachedPresident. pic.twitter.com/S8bHJPyDpz
At least ten Democrats boycotted Trump’s State of the Union address on the eve of a Senate vote which acquitted him in the impeachment trial.