Sarah McBride took her oath Monday to uphold the constitution Tuesday officially becoming the first transgender State Senator in the history of the United States. Senator McBride took office on November Fourth, after the election, and will represent much of northern Delaware.
Some of the media were dismayed that Senator McBride didn’t want to focus on her transgender status, but this comes as no surprise to us. Senator McBride and her gender-diverse contemporaries who were elected November 2020 shattered seven lavender ceilings and many cisgender politicians’ sense of entitlement. She and the others know why they were elected and already know how proud we are of her.
“I didn’t run to make history or to make headlines, I ran to make a difference in my community,” McBride told NBC10 last year. Her top initial priorities are “health care for every Delawarean and good-paying jobs with paid family and medical leave.”
Senator Sarah McBride’s first comments after her oath were in concern for her constituents who are suffering from Covid-19. And you could see the pride in her eyes as she acknowledged the young trans woman who held her bible during the ceremony.
Congratulations Senator Sarah McBride.