Mia Love still has no love for President Trump.
The Utah rep, who lost a tight race to Democrat Ben Adams, fired back at the President in her concession speech after he accused her of not showing enough loyalty.
“The President’s behavior towards me made me wonder: What did he have to gain by saying such a thing about a fellow Republican,” Love said during her speech in Salt Lake City. “It was not really about asking him to do more, was it? Or was it something else? Well Mr. President, we’ll have to chat about that.”
Love eventually lost to Adams by less than 700 votes, which she said means she is “unleashed, untethered and I am unshackled and I can say exactly what is on my mind.”
“This gave me a clear vision of his world as it is. No real relationships, just convenient transactions,” Love said. “That is an insufficient way to implement sincere service and policy.”
A day after the election, Trump mocked Love and other lawmakers for their losses, even as votes were still being tallied.
“Mia Love. I saw Mia Love, and she would call me all the time to help her with a hostage situation, being held hostage in Venezuela,” the President said, referring to Josh Holt. a Mormon missionary who was held captive for two years without trial after the Venezuelan government accused him of stockpiling weapons in his wife’s Caracas apartment.