On Tuesday, Mia Love and Tim Scott, both black and both Republican, were elected to the national office. These were historic wins. Barely the legal age enough to hold her new office, Mia Love became the first black female Republican elected to Congress on Tuesday. Tim Scott became the first black Senator from either party to be elected in the South since Reconstruction. Before Wednesday morning, did you know either of those facts? Believe it or not, the fact that we just started talking about the historical significance of these wins is a really, really good thing.
"Nobody said, this could be historic. Look what we're going to do. Let's do this. We didn't even realize that those things were what they were until after the election," Glenn explained.
Instead, these candidates were elected based upon their merit.
"That is the greatest American story. That's the greatest thing I've heard in a long, long time. When Nancy Pelosi got into office, do you remember what happened? Well, she could be the first speaker of the house. It was a campaign based on that. The same thing with the president. He could be the first black American president. Instead of saying, I don't know, what are his policies? Oh, my gosh, I never thought he would be the first black president too, that's great," Glenn said.
"Martin Luther's dream happened. I see a time when black and white could get together and people wouldn't even notice. Good. It happened. We are the kids he spoke about. We can play together, we can work together, and nobody notices."
On last night's TV show, Glenn spoke with both Mia Love and Tim Scott. You can watch those interviews below: