The 2020 election was a nightmare for Donald Trump.
He watched his considerable lead in the election dwindle in the middle of the night amid concerning instances of voter irregularities.
But one Super Bowl champion just scored a big political win.
Burgess Owens won a Super Bowl as a member of the Oakland Raiders, and now he won a pivotal House seat in Utah.
Owens’s victory marks the 12th Republican pickup in Congress in what pollsters predicted would be a blue wave.
I received a call from @BenMcAdams he expressed appreciation for the opportunity to serve #UT04 and his commitment to a smooth transition. My sincere thanks to him for both. Thank you my fellow Utahns, I am committed to have an open ear to serve you. Thank you for the opportunity
— Burgess Owens (@BurgessOwens) November 16, 2020
With Owens flipping the seat, the Democrats now have no congressional seats in Utah, and with Republicans in control of state legislatures, redistricting should secure his spot in 2022.
Owens—a black Republican—helped crush the Democrats’ narrative that the Republican party is racist, sexist, and homophobic.
In addition to Owens’s win, a record number of GOP women were elected to congress, and Trump increased his share of black, latino, Asian, and gay voters.
The Democrats ran on identity politics and ended up losing ground on that battlefield.
It turns out the American people weren’t interested in the radicalism of the left.
They rejected socialism and defunding the police.
Owens is a harsh critic of radical leftism, particularly now that it’s reared its ugly head in his former sport.
Owens also testified before Congress against the radical left proposal of reparations for black people.
Owens turned the left’s argument on its head and said Democrats should pay reparations since they were the party of slavery.
With Owens in Congress and the Democrats’ majority razor thin (and shrinking), it will be more difficult for them to pass inane bills like the Green New Deal.
Nancy Pelosi—or whoever takes the mantle of House Speaker—won’t be able to rubber-stand spending bills if a few moderate Democrats in purple districts peel off and vote with the Republicans.
Even though Trump might’ve had the election stolen from him, the country repudiated the far left.
That bodes well for the future of the country.
Trump inspired Republicans like Owens to hit back against the left after cowering and backpedaling for so long.