Ilhan Omar — PICS By: Nicole Alleyne 1 of 5 Ilhan Omar Smiles Shutterstock Ilhan Omar is the Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota who represents the state’s 5th district. She is the first Somali-American elected to Congress, and since assuming office in January 2017, she has been a frequent target of racist attacks by President Donald Trump and his followers. Omar is part of “The Squad” in Congress, a group of Progressive Democratic Reps., including Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. Trump once tweeted that the congresswomen, all US citizens and women of color, should “go back” to “the places from which they came,” which garnered national outrage and condemnation from their colleagues in the House and Senate. Here, Rep. Omar flashes a smile while introducing the Zero Waste Act during an event at the Capitol building in Washington, DC. The Zero Waste Act creates a federal grant program to help local governments invest in waste reduction initiatives. To see more photos of Rep. Ilhan Omar, scroll through this gallery. October 7, 2019, 10:00AM 2 of 5 Ilhan Omar Gives A Speech With Her Squad Shutterstock Ilhan Omar, flanked by Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, respond to President Trump calling for them to “go back to their countries” — even though they’re all US citizens. October 7, 2019, 10:00AM 3 of 5 Ilhan Omar At 2019 Essence Festival Shutterstock Ilhan Omar speaks at the Essence Festival in New Orleans in July 2019. Her talk at the festival was wildly popular, and she spoke about immigration, Trump, and so much more. October 7, 2019, 10:01AM 4 of 5 Ilhan Omar & Nancy Pelosi At ‘For the People Act’ Press Conference Shutterstock Ilhan Omar and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi embrace before speaking at the ‘For the People Act’ press conference in March 2019. They have their differences, but they’re united. October 7, 2019, 10:01AM 5 of 5 Ilhan Omar Walks Through The Capitol Building Shutterstock Ilhan Omar smiles as she walks through the Capitol building toward Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell’s office to deliver him a letter. October 7, 2019, 10:02AM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.