Virginia Republican Winsome Sears Trolls Kamala Harris, Goes Viral
VA lieutenant governor-elect shreds Democrat on social media
Virginia's Republican Lieutenant Governor-elect Winsome Sears has trolled Democrat Kamala Harris with an epic shredding online, instantly going viral.
Sears stormed to victory by defeating Democrat Hala Ayala for lieutenant governor in Virginia this week
The Republican former U.S. marine made history by becoming the first black woman elected to statewide office in Virginia.
On Wednesday, following confirmation of her historic win, Sears swiftly trolled Harris on social media.
A prominent campaign account for Sears posted a photoshopped image of her own face on Harris’s body with the caption, "We did it, Glenn."
The post was congratulating fellow Republican Glenn Youngkin on his victory in Virginia’s gubernatorial election.
It’s unclear if Sears is manning the account herself, but @WinWithWinsome has been reposted by Sears’ personal account, which is cited on her campaign website, as recently as Tuesday, according to The Daily Wire.
The image the account mimicked is from a video Harris posted to her Twitter account on November 7, 2020, after the Biden-Harris ticket won the election.
“We did it. We did it, Joe,” said Harris while apparently out on a run.
"You’re going to be the next President of the United States."
The image of the VP telling “Joe” they “did it” has become a viral meme, typically used to mock Harris and the Biden administration generally.
In a follow-up tweet, the Sears account posted, “Being told from many new followers that I’m ‘based.’
"I need to be caught up on the new lingo, but I’m guessing this is a compliment?
"My supporters are just as ‘based’!
"Love to all and thanks for helping us reach 10k. #BasedWinsome.”
Being told from many new followers that I'm "based". I need to be caught up on the new lingo, but I'm guessing this is a compliment?— Team Winsome Sears (@WinWithWinsome) November 3, 2021
My supporters are just as "based"! Love to all and thanks for helping us reach 10k. 💯#BasedWinsome
It was nothing short of a Red wave Tuesday night in Virginia.
Aside from Sears’ win, Republican Glenn Youngkin upset Democrat favorite Terry McAuliffe in the gubernatorial race, and Republican Jason Miyares defeated sitting Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring to become the state’s first Latino AG.
Enthusiasm to get to the polls seemed to swing toward Republicans following a sexual assault scandal at a public school.
Days before the election, in the waning days of the election, the sexual assault of a child in a "woke" school's girls' bathroom by a male student "wearing a skirt" prompted outrage among voters.
Fury over school boards unilaterally deciding what children will be taught, also took center stage.
The controversy reportedly led to high enthusiasm by Republicans to hit the polls.