Former Utah Republican Rep. Ludmya “Mia” Love is doing the unthinkable — she’s headed for CNN.
The former representative lost her 2018 race for Congress. She was the first female black Republican to grace the marble halls of the Capitol. She was born in New York City, but her parents immigrated to the United States from Haiti.
Love ran failed bids for Congress twice before finally winning in 2014. She lost in 2018 to Democrat Ben McAdams. But she didn’t leave easily.
The 43-year-old politician began her political career by way of flies. While living in Saratoga Springs, Utah, she engaged in community activism by convincing a developer to spray for flies.
Love’s life took a variety of poignant turns. She became a flight attendant for Continental Airlines. She moved to Utah, converted to The Church of Latter-day Saints from Roman Catholicism and met and married her husband, Jason Love. In 2010, she became mayor.
Maybe it’s not such a shocker that she’s going to work for CNN since it’s the cable network President Trump appears to hate most. In the congresswoman’s so-called concession speech, she raged on Trump, questioning the sincerity of his relationships. She claimed the GOP had a “transactional” tie to voters. (RELATED: Mia Love Goes After Trump On Her Way Out)
Trump infamously shot back at her, saying, “Mia Love gave me no love, and she lost.”
But perhaps she’ll get the last laugh.
No doubt she’ll be on the panels that blast Trump day after day, night after night.