WATCH – Rep. Nikema Williams, First Black Woman To Chair The Georgia Democratic Party And First Black Woman To Represent Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, Talks Filling Shoes Of John Lewis In Interview with CNN’s Dana Bash: It’s My Turn To Pick Up The Mantle

Rep. Nikema Williams is not only the first Black woman to chair the Georgia Democratic Party, she is also the first Black woman to represent Georgia’s 5th Congressional District — the seat formerly held by the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis. CNN’s Dana Bash sits down with Williams.

(CNN) It’s not often that a freshman member of Congress — in office barely two months — gets a shout out from the House Speaker during a congressional signing ceremony for a major piece of legislation. But that’s what happened to Rep. Nikema Williams.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi even said that in some ways Williams made passing the $1.9 trillion Covid relief package, the first Biden administration priority, possible.

Williams is not only a new House member, she is also the chairwoman of the Georgia Democratic Party, and was a key player in helping the formerly red state elect not only a Democratic president, but two senators whose victories flipped control of the US Senate to Democrats.

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SOURCE: Real Clear Politics – Tim Hains

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