The new congress was sworn in yesterday, and one of the changes that Democratic leadership looked to emphasize was the diverse nature of the party. But what may be even more significant than the overall picture of many women dressed in red, is the woman standing next to Nancy Pelosi, Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.).
Duckworth is the first disabled woman ever elected to congress, and a decorated combat veteran.
Duckworth, a double amputee, defeated Republican incumbent Joe Walsh in November.
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