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Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick Discusses the Task At Hand with PBS NewsHour

January 26, 2022

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, the newest member of the House of Representatives and the first Haitian from Florida to join Congress, is taking office at a critical time for Haitian politics.

In recent years, a series of natural disasters, a presidential assassination, and an uptick in gang violence and kidnappings have threatened the country’s democracy. Cherfilus-McCormick, who is also the first woman to represent her district, said her special election win comes with a certain kind of responsibility for the Haitian community in her district and elsewhere.

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