Winsome Sears is a Marine Corps veteran who managed to pull off an impressive win in the Virginia lieutenant governor’s race on Tuesday, becoming the first woman of color to be elected to the position.
But for some reason, Congress’ “Squad” — made up of left-wing lawmakers — did not congratulate the Republican victor.
“I’m telling you that what you are looking at is the American dream,” Sears noted in her victory speech early Wednesday morning.
“When I joined the Marine Corps, I was still a Jamaican. But this country had done so much for me, I was willing, willing, to die for this country,” Sears said before leading the crowd of supporters in a “USA” chant.
However, as The Daily Wire notes:
But members of “The Squad” — a diverse group of female Democratic lawmakers — ignored Sears altogether when they praised women who won races on Election Day.
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Cori Bush (D-MO), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) put out various statements and posts on social media on liberal candidates from minority racial backgrounds who were elected. But not one of them mentioned Sears.
“Fox News reached out to the press secretaries of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley, as well as Ilhan Omar’s chief of staff, requesting comment on Sears’ win early Wednesday. None of the spokespeople responded to the requests by close of business Wednesday,” the network reported.
“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,” Sears said in her speech.
“What we are going to do now is be about the business of the Commonwealth,” she said. “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.”
Fox News examined the Twitter feeds belonging to the Squad members and also found no tweets concerning Sears’ historic win, despite their history of supporting other women and women of color running for office.
Tlaib, for example, did tweet about other Black politicians winning elections, calling the wins “incredible.”
Pressley’s Twitter account also celebrated the Boston mayoral election of Michelle Wu, who will be the city’s first woman and first person of color to be elected mayor in the city.
“Activist, advocate, sister-in-service, partner-in-good, Boston City Councilor, mother, MAYOR OF BOSTON. Congratulations @wutrain. Boston is ready for you,” Pressley tweeted of Wu, who is the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants.
All of them, however, are Democrats.
Sears’ historic win comes as another Republican, Glenn Youngkin, won the gubernatorial election after it was previously expected to swing in favor of Democrat Terry McAuliffe. They are among the first three Republicans to win statewide office in Virginia since 2009; the third was Jason Miyares, who defeated incumbent Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring.
“My fellow Virginians. We stand here this morning at this defining moment, a defining moment that, yes, started with two people on a walk,” said Youngkin during his victory speech.
“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.”