Winsome Sears, a Marine Corps veteran, pulled out a historic win on Tuesday to become the first woman — and first woman of color — to be elected Virginia’s lieutenant governor.
“I’m telling you that what you are looking at is the American dream,” Sears said 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.
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 the lawmakers requesting comment, but “none of the spokespeople responded to the requests by close of business Wednesday.”
Fox also “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,” the news outlet said.
But Tlaib did tweet about other black politicians who won on Tuesday, saying the wins were “incredible.”