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As Republican Winsome Sears swept to victory in Virginia and made history as the first black female to be elected Lt. Governor in that state, the silence coming from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Squad was deafening.
Sears is not only the first woman Lt. Governor in Virginia, she’s also the first black woman to be elected statewide, and the first naturalized citizen to hold the position. But there was not a peep out of Ocasio-Cortez or the Squad over her historic victory. They reserved their glowing accolades solely for radical leftists and ignored the historic accomplishments of Sears. They would not even comment on her success.
Fox News attempted to get their take on the election by reaching out to the press secretaries of Squad members Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush, and Ayanna Pressley. The media outlet also attempted to contact Ilhan Omar’s chief of staff, requesting comment on Sears’ win. No one responded to the requests.
“I’m telling you that what you are looking at is the American dream,” Sears proclaimed early Wednesday morning during her victory speech.
Sears is also a Marine Corps veteran and adamant about giving back to the country she now lives in and loves. She immigrated to the United States from Jamaica when she was a child and she served one term in Virginia’s House of Delegates from 2002 to 2004. Her run for lieutenant governor was the next step in her political career.
“In case you haven’t noticed, I am black. And I have been black all my life, but that’s not what this is about,” she stated.
“What we are going to do now is be about the business of the Commonwealth,” Sears declared. “We have things to tend to. We are going to fully fund our historically black colleges and universities. We’re going to have safer neighborhoods, safer communities, and our children are going to get a good education.”
The Twitter feeds for Squad members made no mention of Sears’ win. Previously, they have celebrated women and women of color running for office and did so this time around, just not for one who is Republican.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib tweeted about other black politicians winning elections. She called their wins “incredible.”
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 3, 2021
Rep. Ayana Pressley also crowed on Twitter over Michelle Wu winning the Boston mayoral election. She will be the city’s first woman and first person of color to be elected mayor.
“Activist, advocate, sister-in-service, partner-in-good, Boston City Councilor, mother, MAYOR OF BOSTON. Congratulations @wutrain. Boston is ready for you,” Pressley tweeted. Wu is notably the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants.
Activist, advocate, sister-in-service, partner-in-good, Boston City Councilor, mother, MAYOR OF BOSTON.
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) November 3, 2021
Sears was elected at the same time that Glenn Youngkin trounced Terry McAuliffe for governor of Virginia. Republican Jason Miyares also won the state’s attorney general seat.
“My fellow Virginians,” Youngkin said during his victory speech. “We stand here this morning at this defining moment, a defining moment that, yes, started with two people on a walk. And a defining moment that is now millions of Virginians walking together. Walking together, sharing dreams and hopes just like the ones that have always been planted on my own heart.”
The night that Sears won her nomination, she set social media on fire with a photo where she was holding a semi-automatic rifle. It went viral.
Above her name in the photo was the phrase: “Battle Tested Conservative. Semper Fi.”
Beautiful day ☀️ = Range day!
Marines know how to use guns and I won’t ever support a red flag law! The 2nd Amendment says “shall not be infringed!” #SemperFi
Always good to see my friends at Clark Brothers Guns. pic.twitter.com/nNXq4SjazT
— Winsome Sears (@WinsomeSears) April 15, 2021
Gun control advocates lost it over her stance, but she stood firm in her support for the Second Amendment. She claims it is another way to reach out to the black community in the commonwealth.
“[Guns are] for our protection, and the fastest gun-owning segments [of the population] are black women,” she stated, adding, “The only time that black people are mentioned in the news, or you see black people with a gun anywhere in print, is in relation to a crime.”
Winsome Sears is wildly popular among conservatives:
Meet Winsome Sears, Virginia’s new Lieutenant Governor.
She is a black woman who immigrated from Jamaica, served in the Marines, has a Masters degree, ran a women’s homeless shelter, raised 3 kids— and now she has made history. pic.twitter.com/AFPdR0jSG0
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 3, 2021
The media will ignore @WinsomeSears historical win but we won’t. FIRST BLACK WOMAN MARINE LT. GOVERNOR. Semper Fi!
— Tamika Hamilton (@TamikaGHamilton) November 3, 2021
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) November 3, 2021
It's truly stunning how many "white supremacists" turned out in Virginia to elect Winsome Sears—a black woman—to become the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 4, 2021
— John Rich (@johnrich) November 3, 2021
Meet the first black woman elected to statewide office in Virginia.
Marine veteran, and Republican, Winsome Sears. pic.twitter.com/mW0arxtZwx
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) November 3, 2021
First black woman elected to state wide office in Virginia history and it took MSNBC almost a half hour to make a passing mention, without using her name. Winsome Sears! pic.twitter.com/S1P2vVff15
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) November 3, 2021
Virginia just elected a black woman to a statewide office for the first time in Virginia history, and she’s a Republican. Congratulations @WinsomeSears!
— Autumn Johnson (@LegallyAutumn) November 3, 2021
— kaitlin (@thefactualprep) November 3, 2021
The same White Supremacists that voted for Glenn Youngkin in VA also elected his Black, female, Republican Lt. Gov @WinsomeSears.
Those White Supremacists are getting wilier and trickier every day!
— Rob Smith 🇺🇸 (@robsmithonline) November 3, 2021
Now I can celebrate 🍾 🙌🏾 Congratulations to Glenn Youngkin, Winsome Sears and Jason Miyares!!!
— Anita 🇺🇸 (@youngbiafra) November 3, 2021
Republicans win all three Virginia races!
Winsome Sears, elected Lieutenant Governor. An immigrant from Jamaica, she becomes the first black woman elected in Virginia.
Jason Miyares, elected Attorney General, son of a Cuban exile, is the first latino elected in Virginia. pic.twitter.com/VSNI7Q6SOI
— Daniel Di Martino 🇻🇪🇺🇸 (@DanielDiMartino) November 3, 2021
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