The potential exists for the US Senate in the 118th Congress to have more African American members than ever before.
Altogether, there have been eleven African American Senators in American history, with three serving for the first time in 2017 when Kamala Harris joined the Senate, adding to Tim Scott and Cory Booker.
Rapahel Warnock became the third serving at the same time, replacing Harris, who became Vice President in 2021!
Now, with Scott and Booker in the Senate, and Warnock running for reelection against another African American, former football player Herschel Walker, at least three African Americans will serve in the next Congress.
But there are others who are running for election to the Senate, including:
Congresswoman Val Demings of Florida against Senator Marco Rubio
Charles Booker of Kentucky against Senator Rand Paul
Cheri Beasley of North Carolina against Congressman Ted Budd
Mandela Barnes of Wisconsin against Senator Ron Johnson
So there could, in theory, be SEVEN African American Senators in the 118th Congress, if fortune worked out!
Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul has been a nightmare and embarrassment to the US Senate since he was elected in 2010.
He has followed the so called “Libertarian” mentality that his father, former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, pursued during his years in Congress, a total of 12 terms.
He has been a critic of any federal actions on the COVID 19 Pandemic, and now is holding up much needed military aid of $40 billion to Ukraine in its struggle against the Russian Federation and its horrendous war crimes!
It is clear that Rand Paul has no soul, no ethics, no morality, no decency, no compassion, and he is an embarrassment to the US Senate, one of its worst members!
He sought the Presidency in 2016, and came across as an embarrassment to his home state of Kentucky.
He was elected in the time of the Tea Party Movement, and has always been outrageous in his utterances and actions, including refusal to accept the results of the Presidential Election of 2020, promoting the “Big Lie” that Donald Trump won and Joe Biden lost that election!
He faces reelection in November, and it is hoped that his Democratic opponent, Charles Booker, will be able to defeat him, although the odds are against it!