Winsome Sears, who was elected Lieutenant Governor of Virginia on Tuesday, took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to troll Vice President Kamala Harris.
Following her victory over Democratic opponent Hala Ayala, Sears, a Republican, posted a photoshopped image of her own face on Harris’ body with the caption “We did it, @TeamYoungkin,” congratulating fellow Republican Glenn Youngkin on his victory in Virginia’s gubernatorial election.
— Team Winsome Sears (@WinWithWinsome) November 3, 2021
The image is a reference to a viral video from November 2020 after President Joe Biden won the presidential election. In the video, Harris is talking with Biden on her cellphone while out jogging.
“We did it. We did it, Joe. You’re going to be the next President of the United States,” Harris says before laughing. The video quickly circulated on the internet and soon earned its own “Know Your Meme” page, inspiring numerous parodies.
Sears became the first woman and woman of color lieutenant governor in Virginia’s history after claiming victory Wednesday morning. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Sears immigrated to the U.S. as a child from Jamaica.
Election Tuesday in the U.S. brought a red wave to blue enclaves around the country and handed Democrats new reasons to fret over their electoral chances in 2022 and beyond.
“Republicans are expected to dominate Virginia’s elections on Tuesday, projected to win the state’s races for governor, attorney general, and lieutenant governor. They also were ahead by a substantial margin in the number of seats won in the House of Delegates, 36-34, although that is subject to change,” The Daily Wire reported.
“Dave Wasserman of the non-partisan Cook Political Report and Decision Desk HQ called the Virginia Lieutenant Gubernatorial Election for Republican Winsome Sears, a black woman. Wasserman and Decision Desk HQ also called the Virginia Attorney General Election for Republican Jason Miyares,” the outlet added.
And as USA Features News reported earlier, GOP contender Glenn Youngkin defeated longtime Democratic political operative and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, as the Old Dominion State swings back purple from deeper blue (and trending red).
“Youngkin led by just over two points when the Associated Press called the race early Wednesday, buoyed by record turnout in rural areas and an energized Republican base. He trailed McAuliffe in nearly every poll up until the final days of the race, when late momentum gave him the slimmest of leads in a state that President Joe Biden won by over 10 points just a year ago,” the Daily Caller noted.
The Daily Caller News Foundation contributed to this report.