The race between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden was not the only historic election that occurred a few weeks ago, on November 3.
Plenty of notable state and local contests were decided that night too.
In Delaware, LGBTQ+ activist Sarah McBride was elected to the state Senate, making her the first ever openly transgender state senator in the entire United States, Associated Press reported.
Of course, plenty of intolerant people out there were decidedly not thrilled with the win.
But in a recent Twitter post, McBride demonstrated she has absolutely no problem holding her own against abusive comments.
Hope that clears things up. https://t.co/6JjBjG4QAO— Sarah McBride (@Sarah McBride) 1606158294.0
People on Twitter loved McBride's ability to somehow wage an internet clap back and embrace her role as a civil servant all at the same time.
@SarahEMcBride You are today's short duration personal savior. Best answer ever.— Gwendolyn Ann Smith (@Gwendolyn Ann Smith) 1606159928.0
@SarahEMcBride I came here because something epic was dropped, and I see the 🎤 was dropped by Senator McBride. ❤— Julian 🏳️🌈 (@Julian 🏳️🌈) 1606158536.0
@SarahEMcBride Beautifully put. I don't understand what there is to be confused about. I'm not from Delaware, but i… https://t.co/lVR6zkus2B— Javier Esperanza (@Javier Esperanza) 1606160738.0
@SarahEMcBride LEGEND ACTIVITY— LIBERATE TRANS YOUTH (@LIBERATE TRANS YOUTH) 1606161581.0
Then the well-placed memes came flying in.
@SarahEMcBride https://t.co/T4A1Kgv889— Brian Fitzsimmons (@Brian Fitzsimmons) 1606158462.0
@SarahEMcBride @SarahBurris Brava! https://t.co/7WD2aNCiTG— #You’reFired!!!! #LockUpTheTrumpCrimeFamily (@#You’reFired!!!! #LockUpTheTrumpCrimeFamily) 1606158392.0
@SarahEMcBride @PrestonMitchum https://t.co/OH4GLVYkrA— Kalen Allen (@Kalen Allen) 1606161396.0
@SarahEMcBride https://t.co/GUk2Jt8qIu— Jason Collins (@Jason Collins) 1606173992.0
A few people decided to celebrate with their own wordplay.
@SarahEMcBride "Okay but what's in your pants?" "Progress."— the gothman prophecies (@the gothman prophecies) 1606158799.0
@SarahEMcBride Sarah goes by sen/ator pronouns.— Eliserss⁺✧ (@Eliserss⁺✧) 1606158380.0
@SarahEMcBride @supermajority Same energy https://t.co/NwhBNQWG9X— 🎄🦌 Stephie Jay 🇲🇽 🇱🇧 (@🎄🦌 Stephie Jay 🇲🇽 🇱🇧) 1606161824.0
The only thing more triumphant than McBride's epic response was her statement after the results became clear on election night.
"I think tonight's results demonstrate what I've known my entire life, which is that the residents of this district are fair-minded, and they're looking at candidates' ideas and not their identity."
"It is my hope that a young LGBTQ kid here in Delaware or really anywhere in this country can look at the results and know that our democracy is big enough for them, too."
McBride joined multiple other transgender and non-binary candidates who enjoyed historic wins.
In Kansas, Stephanie Byers took a seat in the state's House of Representatives. She became the first Native American transgender person elected to any office in the country.
And in Oklahoma, Mauree Turner's election to the state legislature made them the first non-binary person ever elected to a state legislature in the U.S.
McBride and her colleagues will undoubtedly face hateful bigotry in the future. Here's hoping they mostly receive the support and respect they have earned.