Yesterday’s mid-term elections concluded with a lot of firsts: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress, Ayanna Pressley became the first African American woman from Massachusetts elected to Congress and there were also Muslim women and Native American women elected for the first time in other states.
All of these winners are Democrats and are highly celebrated by the media.
But what you aren’t seeing are some other firsts from the GOP side.
First Korean-American elected to the House was Young Kim. First women elected as South Dakota’s Governor, Kristi Noem. First Cuban American to win a race in Ohio was Anthony Gonzalez. First Female Senator from Arizona, Martha McSally. And the first female Senator of Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn.
First Korean-American elected to the House, Young Kim (R)
First women elected as S. Dakota’s Governor, @KristiNoem (R)
Cuban American Anthony Gonzalez wins Congressional race in Ohio (R)
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) November 7, 2018
State Glass Ceiling Broken:@MarshaBlackburn elected as Tennessee’s first woman senator
Tennessee is one of six states nationwide to have never sent a woman to the U.S. Senate or the governor’s mansion.
— Moira Forbes (@moiraforbes) November 7, 2018
If we’re going to celebrate diversity, it needs to happen on both sides of the aisle, not just the party you vote with. Congrats to all the winners!