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