While the leftist media claims that Virginians are racist for voting in Youngkin, they have completely ignored the fact that the same people who voted for him are the ones who elected Winsome Sears as Virginia’s first black female Lieutenant Governor.
So as the left continues to lose their minds, we choose to celebrate Sears’ victory. Not for her skin color, but for all that she has accomplished in her life.
“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,” podcast host Benny Johnson tweeted, sharing two photos of Sears.
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
“I’m telling you that what you are looking at is the American dream,” Sears said during a speech the morning after her historic victory.
During the speech, the newly elected Lieutenant Governor told the story of her father emigrating from Jamaica to the U.S. with only $1.75 in his pocket in the middle of the civil rights movement. When Sears asked him why he came during that difficult time, he told her that America was where “the jobs and the opportunities were.”
Listen to her speech:
Winsome Sears, a Republican & former Marine, will become the first black female lieutenant governor in Virginia. An immigrant from Jamaica, she gave a thank you speech with her family. “There are some who want to divide us” pic.twitter.com/nsXtArBKBP
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 3, 2021
Sears’ father brought her to the U.S. when she was just six years old, after he had found a job and a place to live.
“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, as chants of “USA” erupted from the crowd.
“I say to you: there are some who want to divide us and we must not let that happen. They would like us to believe we are back in 1963 when my father came,” she added. “We can live where we want. We can eat where we want. We own the water fountains. We have had a black president elected not once, but twice, and here I am, living proof.”
“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 continued.
“What we are going to do now is be about the business of the Commonwealth,” she stated. “We have things to tend to. We are going to fully fund our historically Black colleges and universities. You’re going to hear from your Governor-Elect Glen Youngkin…he’s going to make sure we keep more of our money in our pockets because he’s going to get rid of all kinds of taxes. We’re going to have safer neighborhoods, safer communities, and our children are going to get a good education.”
Sears then acknowledged the historic significance of her victory.
“But I didn’t run to make history, I just wanted to leave [Virginia] better than I found it. And with your help, we’re going to do that. We’re going to have transparent government,” she said.
“And as I used to say as we were on the trail: hold on Virginia, help is on the way. The cavalry has arrived. Thank you. God bless you,” Sears continued, adding, “I want to finish up by thanking You, Jesus. How sweet it is!”