Winsome, a Marine Corps veteran, came to the United States from Jamaica as a child
Winsome Sears, Virginia’s newly elected lieutenant governor and the first black female to win statewide election in the commonwealth, trolled sports commentator Jemele Hill on Twitter after the former ESPN host accused her of being a white supremacist.
“It’s not the messaging, folks,” Hill tweeted in response to a resounding Republican victory in Virginia on Tuesday that elected Republican Glenn Youngkin as governor and Sears as Lt. Governor. “This country simply loves white supremacy.”
“We beg to differ,” A team account for Sears posted in response along with a photo of Sears holding an AR-15 rifle.
We beg to differ. https://t.co/2MDhbQNbMH pic.twitter.com/vOU1vmD8AX— Team Winsome Sears (@WinWithWinsome) November 3, 2021
“I’m telling you that what you are looking at is the American dream,” Sears said during 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, a Marine Corps veteran, said in her speech.
Hill was widely criticized for her tweet on Twitter.
“white supremacy is electing the first black woman lieutenant governor,” The Blaze’s Jennifer O’Donnell tweeted. “got it.”
It’s not the messaging, folks. This country simply loves white supremacy.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 3, 2021
“That’s a lot of BS,” Media Research Center’s Nicholas Fondacaro tweeted. “Virginia just elected this powerful black woman as lieutenant governor. Her name is Winsome Sears btw.”
That’s a lot of BS. Virginia just elected this powerful black woman as lieutenant governor. Her name is Winsome Sears btw. pic.twitter.com/6Xejn5b3eJ— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) November 3, 2021