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Rep. Ritchie Torres: ‘We as the people’s representatives must rise to the challenge of defending democracy in the face of its gravest threat, and we will’

Rep. Ritchie Torres: ‘We as the people’s representatives must rise to the challenge of defending democracy in the face of its gravest threat, and we will’

Ritchie Torres, the freshman rep from the South Bronx draws on The Paranoid Style in American politics to explain yesterday, Nicole Malliotakis of Staten Island, who backed Trump's claims, has a trickier task:

Ritchie Torres, the first Afro-Latino, out-LGBTQ politician in Congress, talks about poverty, depression, ambition, contracting COVID, de Blasio’s “incompetence,” and the Squad

CONGRATS! Two congressmen from New York made history when they were sworn in to Congress on Sunday. Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones are the first openly gay Black men to be elected to Congress.

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Congressmen-elect Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones made history on Sunday as the first openly gay Black men to be elected into the U.S. House. Learn more about them here:

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Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones, two young progressive candidates from New York, became the first two openly gay Black men elected to Congress after they were declared winners in their House races.

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Ritchie Torres wins his House race for New York’s 15th Congressional District, making him the first gay Afro Latino person elected to Congress. - @NBCOUT 

HISTORIC DEM WIN: NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres has been elected to represent the Bronx in Congress. Torres will be the first out Afro Latino LGBTQ+ congressperson in the U.S. after defeating a notoriously homophobic Democratic lawmaker in the primary.

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Mondaire Jones is set to become the 1st openly gay Black man elected to Congress, and Ritchie Torres the 1st openly gay Afro-Latino. At least 35 of the record 574 LGBTQ+ candidates have won their respective races so far.

Democratic Rep.-elect Ritchie Torres of New York made history tonight, becoming the first openly gay Black man to be elected to Congress 🔵🏳️‍🌈

Ritchie Torres wins his House race for New York’s 15th Congressional District, NBC News projects, making him the first gay Afro Latino person elected to Congress. - @NBCOUT 

Ritchie Torres wins his House race for New York’s 15th Congressional District, NBC News projects, making him the first gay Afro Latino person elected to Congress. - @NBCOUT 

Democrats Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres won their congressional races in New York. They will join Congress together as the first openly gay Black men in the U.S. House.

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