US politics is now so queer officials are quoting RuPaul at each other: ‘Yaaaaaasssss henny’

Robert Garcia, soon to be the first gay, immigrant member of Congress, is well and truly ready to paint the US Capitol building pink.

Garcia, the current mayor of Long Beach, California, beat out Republican businessman John Briscoe to win a seat in the US House of Representatives. He is the the first LGBTQ+ immigrant to hold a position in Congress, after moving to the US from Peru as a child.

Taking to Twitter to celebrate, the congressman-elect quote-tweeted an article marking his victory as an out gay immigrant.

He added: “Just wait till I start quoting @RuPaul on the House floor.” The statement was complete with a nail, pride flag and sparkle emoji.

The congresswoman elect for Texas’s 30th district, Jasmine Crockett, replied with her support.

“Yaaaaaaas! Can’t wait to see you, friend!”, Crokett said.

Garcia replied (complete with gif of the iconic Latrice Royale): “Yaaaaaaasssssss henny, I mean Congresswoman-Elect.”

It’s all just very iconic!

Robert Garcia also tweeted: “Anyone want to guess what my @RuPaul quote to Marjorie Taylor Greene will be?” referencing the far right conspiracy theorist that has held served as the US representative for Georgia’s 14th congressional district since 2021.

Our guess would be something along the lines of “sashay away?”, although Garcia did respond to a gif of the iconic Bianca Del Rio’s infamous “Not today, Satan, not today” moment with an: “I mean ——”.

A Twitter user also asked: “Are you going to make them lip sync for the bill?”

Robert Garcia won the 42nd district in California with 64.6 per cent of the vote to Briscoe’s 35.4 per cent.

While counting for the midterm elections is still underway, with Americans waiting to find out whether Republicans or Democrats will win control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, countless queer victories have already been won.

According to The Victory Fund, 323 candidates endorsed by the political advocacy group have already won their respective races as of Friday (11 November). These include positions in the US Hosue of Representatives and other more localised roles.

While votes are still being counted, the Democrats only need two more seats to win the Senate, whereas Republicans would need three.