U.S. expat in Halifax ‘ecstatic’ about midterm results, Democrats’ potential
An American who moved to Halifax after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States is thrilled about the midterm election results.
“I’m ecstatic,” Robin Vargas, 34, said Wednesday during a break from his insurance job in Halifax. “The amount of women that are now in these great positions is phenomenal.”
Vargas, who follows politics closely, mentioned Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-cortez who, at 29 years old, became the youngest woman elected to Congress. Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar became the firstever Muslim women to serve in Congress.
Vargas also mentioned Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland, who became the first Indigenous women to serve in
“It was a night of a lot of firsts, which I think is great,” Vargas said. “It’s definitely welcomed.”
Vargas, who became a permanent resident earlier this year, left his home in South Carolina on Dec. 31, 2017 and moved to Halifax, a place he said was “more aligned with his ideals.” Vargas on more cause for hope at thestar.com/halifax
American expat Robin Vargas hopes progressive change is coming to the U.S.