A former White House intern (above) who previously made history by becoming the first transgender speaker at a major political party’s presidential convention when she spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention is once again blazing a new trail for equality.
Sarah McBride was sworn in on Tuesday to the Delaware State Senate, becoming the highest-ranking elected official in the United States. At least four others have been elected state representatives in state legislatures, but McBride is the first state senator.
“It’s certainly been a whirlwind,” McBride told NBC10’s @Issue shortly after her election victory in November. “But I’m excited to get to work. It’s been wonderful hearing from so many neighbors, so many Delawareans, who are excited about the prospects for progress before us.