On Tuesday night, the pen was mightier than the sword after all.
JD Vance kept Ohio red, as – in the race to replace Senator Rob Portman – he decisively defeated Congressman Tim Ryan. The bestseller fiction author and venture capitalist proved his mettle against Ryan, easily holding his own in debates, as reported at the time by our Sister Toldjah:
At one point one of the moderators predictably asked Ryan his thoughts about the “Great Replacement Theory,” something that is frequently used as a “gotcha” question on Republicans who oppose open borders. In this case, however, the question was asked of Ryan presumably in an effort to tee him up to accuse Vance of supporting such “racist, extremist” theories, which reportedly were behind the mass shootings in El Paso and Buffalo.
And that is exactly what Ryan did:
Vance, however, was having none of it, not even letting Ryan finish before pointing out that Ryan’s lies about his position and constant false accusations of “racism” led to frequent attacks by “scumbags online and in person” on his three biracial children (Vance’s wife Usha is of Indian heritage).
“We are sick of it,” Vance said during the heated exchange in which he got the best of Ryan. “You can believe in a border without being a racist. You can believe in the country without being a racist.” Vance then turned to Ryan, who he accused of being “desperate” – so desperate that he would “slander” Vance and his family on the issue, calling it “disgraceful.”
It will be good to see a fresh face in the Senate.