Who is the FIRST Vietnamese-American member of Congress?
(CNN) — The Louisiana man who Saturday became the first Vietnamese-American elected to the House says he hopes his win will push more young people to become politically active.
“I am very honored and at this point, somewhat speechless to be the first Vietnamese-American congressman,” Anh “Joseph” Cao told CNN on Sunday. “But I also hope that many of our young people will consider being more politically active and being move involved in the community. Because as you can see, really anything can happen.”
The Republican defeated nine-term Democratic Rep. William Jefferson in the mostly African-American and heavily Democratic New Orleans-area district. Jefferson had been expected to win a 10th term despite battling scandals and a federal indictment for the past three years. Read More.