Ayanna Pressley's Reaction to Winning Massachusetts Primary Goes Viral

Yesha Callahan Sep, 05, 2018

If there’s one thing to be proud of and to set your day off right, it’s watching  Ayanna Pressley’s reaction to beating incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) after Tuesday night’s historic Democratic primary in Massachusetts.

In a video captured by Jesse Mermell and posted to Twitter shortly after the final results were released, an ecstatic Pressley says, “We won, we won. Oh my God.”

During Pressley’s victory speech, she made it clear that Massachusetts has a lot of work ahead of itself, and its issues were there long before Donald Trump became president, according to WCVB.

“While our president is a racist, misogynistic, truly empathy-bankrupt man, the conditions which have made the 7th one of the most unequal in America were cemented through policies long before he ever descended the escalator at Trump tower,” Pressley said.

“In fact, some of those policies were put in place with Democrats in the White House and in control of our Congress. Policies that have become so ingrained in our daily lives as to have almost convinced ourselves that there wasn’t anything we could do about them,” she continued.“But as we now know, change can’t wait.”

Pressley is now on her way to possibly becoming the first African-American lawmaker to represent Massachusetts in U.S. House of Representatives.