Sarah McBride announces U.S. House bid, would become first transgender member of Congress.
June 26 Delaware State Sen. Sarah McBride
declared on Monday that she will be participating for the state’s lone U.S. By obtaining a House seat she became the first openly transgender person elected to Congress.
McBride, 32, would also become the youngest elected official Delaware has elected to the House since electing President Joe Biden to the Senate in 1972.
“It’s clear that diversity in government is necessary for us to not just ensure we have a healthy democracy but also to truly deliver for people,” McBride told Delaware Online/The News Journal. I am certainly cognizant of the uniqueness of my candidacy of the uniqueness that my voice would bring to the halls of Congress. For More Information….
“But ultimately, I’m not running to be a trans member of Congress. I’m running to be Delaware’s member of Congress who’s focused on making progress on all of the issues that matter to Delawareans of every background.”
McBride released a video on Twitter announcing her campaign.
“My commitment is to the people of Delaware who aren’t seen, who don’t shout the loudest or fund political campaigns,” McBride said. “People who are raising their children. Seniors worried about paying for prescription drugs. Working people struggling to keep up. Everyone deserves a member of Congress who sees them and who respects them.”
Rep. McBride is seeking to replace him in the position. Lisa Blunt Rochester who recently announced she would run for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Tom Carpers, pottentially becoming the first African American woman to hold that position.
McBride is currently the highest-ranking trans person in any elected statewide office. When she spoke at the Democratic National gathering in 2016 a former intern in the Obama White House who now works for the Human Rights Campaign she made history as the first transgender person to speak a significant national political gathering.