Trans Candidate Mounts Congressional Bid: 'Diversity in Government is Necessary'

Sarah McBride (Getty Images)
June 26, 2023

A transgender Delaware Democrat announced a bid to become the first transgender member of Congress.

Delaware state senator Sarah McBride, a biological male born Tim McBride, announced a run for the House, citing a need for more "diversity" in government. Delaware has one House seat and the incumbent, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D.), is running for the Senate.

"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 the News Journal.

The state senator added that "I’m not running to be a trans member of Congress."

McBride was the first transgender person to work in the Obama administration and won more than 70 percent of the vote in the last election for the State Senate.

The push for more "diversity" comes as companies including Bud Light and Target face backlash from conservatives for pushing transgenderism. After Target relented and stopped selling some transgender merchandise, the store received several bomb threats from the "LGBTQ+ community."

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