First Equadorian-American to be sworn into Congress


The 116th Congress will usher in a couple of new milestones, one of those is swearing in the first Equadorian-American and first South American-born migrant to its ranks.

Congresswoman-elect Debbie Mucarsel-Powell narrowly defeated centrist-Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo in one of the closest watched races of the 2018 mid-term election cycle.

Mucarsel-Powell ran as a progressive campaign and appears to be positioned to represent Florida’s 26th congressional district in that same manner, all-but mimicking Democratic New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s political platform.