Democratic Member Of Congress Asks Witness: Why Do Somalis Live In Snowy Minnesota?

Eni Faleomavaega, who represents American Samoa as a delegate and a non-voting member of Congress, asked witness Mohamed Farah, “How come 88,000 Somalian-Americans live in Minnesota? I was under the impression that Somalia was a very warm country. Do you have snow in Somali as well?” Faleomavaega made the comments at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on al-Shabab Thursday following Kenya’s deadly mall attack.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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