Republicans nominated a historically diverse, equitable, and inclusive slate of candidates in the 2022 midterms elections. Some were victorious.
Sens. Tim Scott (R., S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) cruised to reelection, as did Gov. Greg Abbott (R., Texas), who shrugged off his ableist critics to retain his title as America's preeminent (and only) wheelchair-bound governor.
Rep.-elect Josh Brecheen (R., Okla.) will be the only member of the Choctaw Nation in the House of Representatives, and if Herschel Walker defeats Sen. Raphael Warnock (D., Ga.) in next month's runoff election, there will be more black Republicans in the U.S. Senate than black Democrats.
Alas, more than a dozen Republican minorities were swept away Tuesday by what some are calling the Democratic Party's "white wave." In what can only be viewed as a deliberate act of bigotry, Democrats nominated white candidates to run against GOP candidates of color and proceeded to defeat those candidates, thereby excluding them from the halls of power.
Anyone familiar with the mainstream media's coverage of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama knows that simply running against a woman or person of color is the moral equivalent of trying to exclude all women and all people of color from ever holding political office. It is tantamount to committing violence against an entire community of vulnerable citizens.
Scroll down to see the Democratic politicians standing athwart the GOP's efforts to abolish hate and create a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer defeats Joe Pinion (New York)
John Fetterman defeats Dr. Mehmet Oz (Pennsylvania)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz defeats Carla Spalding (Florida 25th)
Bill Foster defeats Catalina Lauf (Illinois 11th)
Frank Mrvan defeats Jennifer-Ruth Green (Indiana 1st)
Lori Trahan defeats Dean Tran (Massachusetts 3rd)
Hillary Scholten defeats John Gibbs (Michigan 3rd)
Debbie Dingell defeats Whittney Williams (Michigan 6th)
Joe Morelle defeats La'Ron Singletary (New York 25th)
Brendan Boyle defeats Aaron Bashir (Pennsylvania 2nd)
Seth Magaziner defeats Allan Fung (Rhode Island 2nd)
Steve Cohen defeats Charlotte Bergmann (Tennessee 9th)
Lloyd Doggett defeats Jenny Garcia Sharon (Texas 37th)
Abigail Spanberger defeats Yesli Vega (Virginia 7th)
Jennifer Wexton defeats Hung Cao (Virginia 10th)