Winsome Sears, the new Republican Lieutenant Governor-Elect of Virginia, recently issued a challenge to MSNBC host Joy Reid. Sears dared the ultra-leftist news anchor to invite her on her show in order to have a “real discussion” regarding politics and race in the United States.
During MSNBC’s coverage of the elections on Tuesday, Reid alleged that “white nationalism” was a primary catalyst for Republicans’ sweeping victories across three statewide offices in Virginia.
“These Republicans are dangerous,” Reid warned, asserting that the GOP “is not a party that is just another political party that disagrees with us on tax policy.”
“At this point, they are dangerous to our national security,” Reid declared, adding that the GOP was allegedly “stoking” up white nationalist sentiments.
However, Sears did not take kindly to Reid’s remarks on white nationalism, particularly as she became the first Black female lieutenant governor in the history of the state.
During a discussion with Fox News host Martha MacCallum, Sears suggested for Reid to raise her arguments directly with her in a sit-down discussion.
“I wish Joy Reid would invite me on her show,” Sears asserted, “let’s see if she is woman enough to do that.”
Sears added that she would sit down with Reid “in a heartbeat,” especially since it will involve “a real discussion” wherein Reid can speak directly to Sears’s face rather than “behind [her] back.”
“[Reid] talks about white supremacy,” Sears remarked in disbelief, “does she know that I ran against a white supremacist?”
“Joy, come on,” Sears scoffed, inviting the MSNBC host to “get [her] facts straight” and “come talk to [her].”
Sears also reiterated her position on Twitter, referring to Reid’s comments as “shameful.”
Sears is a naturalized U.S. citizen from Jamaica, as well as a veteran with the Marine Corps. After her victory over Democrat Hala Ayala on Tuesday, Sears delivered a powerful, compelling speech in which she referred to herself as “living proof” of the deeply desired American dream.
Sears continued her commentary on Wednesday, when she openly criticized the Democrat Party’s efforts to divide the nation over race.
“We are framing too many issues in terms of race,” Sears remarked earnestly, noting that such discussions continue to divide Americans.
“Unfortunately, politicians are using [division] as a tool … to advance, I think, their nefarious purposes,” Sears continued.
“You see, I am destroying all of the narratives about race,” Sears said confidently, noting that she is merely “a heartbeat away” from the state’s governorship, should anything happen to the governor.
“How are you going to tell me I am a victim?” Sears demanded, adding that she did nothing “special” to arrive to the United States, aside from remaining in school and studying.
“I took advantage of the opportunities available here in America,” Sears proclaimed.
Sears’s victory is one of three major Republican victories in the Virginia, which have subsequently stunned the nation.
Republican Del. Jason Miyares defeated the Democrat incumbent Mark Herring in order to serve as the state’s next attorney general.
GOP candidate and political newcomer Glenn Youngkin also defeated former Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe in another stunning upset.