Winsome, a Marine Corps veteran, came to the United States from Jamaica as a child
Winsome Sears, the newly elected lieutenant governor of Virginia and the first black woman to win a statewide election in the Commonwealth, trolled sports commentator Jemele Hill on Twitter after the former ESPN host accused her of being a white supremacist.
“That’s not the message, folks,” Hill tweeted Tuesday in response to a resounding Republican victory in Virginia that elected Republican Glenn Youngkin as governor and Sears as lieutenant governor. “This country only loves white supremacy.”
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“We beg to differ,” a team for Sears posted in response alongside a photo of Sears holding an AR-15 rifle.
“I’m Telling You What You See Is the American Dream,” Sears said During his victory speech on 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, ready to die for this country,” said Sears, a Marine Corps veteran. said in his speech.
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Hill was heavily criticized for his tweets on Twitter.
“White supremacy is electing the first black female lieutenant governor,” tweeted Jennifer O’Donnell of The Blaze. “Got it.”
“This is too much BS,” tweeted Nicolas Fondacaro of the Media Research Center. “Virginia just elected this powerful black woman as lieutenant governor. Her name is Winsome Sears btw.”
“Which VA Democrat is the governor and which is the Republican who won the election last night in VA?” Florida Gov. Rick DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pusho tweeted a mockery of Virginia’s current Democratic government. Ralph Northam.
In addition to the Sears victory, Virginia also elected Jason Miares as its first Hispanic Attorney General. Sears is a Jamaican immigrant; Miares’ mother emigrated from Cuba.
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Hill was one of several liberal pundits who blamed white racism for the Virginia election results, including a CNN segment where political analyst Kristen Powers agreed with her co-panelist Brianna Keeler that some of Youngkin’s messages were “dog whistles”. Racism”.
“1,000 percent,” Powers said.
Granthshala News’ Emma Colton contributed to this report