Mia Love is the first black Republican woman to be elected to Congress; and while it is a milestone, she is refusing to put race into why she won.
CNN tried hard to get her to speak about her race, how it took the Republicans so long to elect a black woman, and how she was able to pull out the win. But she maintained that it was not her race that won her election; rather, it was her principles that people wanted.
“This has nothing to do with race. Understand that Utahans have made a statement that they’re not interested in dividing Americans based on race or gender, that they want to make sure that they are electing people who are honest and who have integrity,” Love responded. “That’s really what made history here. It’s that race and gender had nothing to do with it. Principles had everything to do with it.”
CNN co-host Michaela Pereira then probed again to open the race box by saying that people shouldn’t be divided on the basis of race, but “everyone should have a fair shot at getting a seat at the table.”
Love again chose not to make her race or her gender the focal point of her election by saying “there are very few black residents” in Saratoga Springs–and that she wasn’t elected due to her race or her being a woman.
“I was elected because of the solutions that I put at the table because I promised I would run a positive issues-oriented campaign and that’s what resonated,” she said.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) November 5, 2014
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Good morning, America! We are now Bye Bye Democrat Day +2, just remember liberalism is still a mental disorder. See #MiaLove for diagnosis.
— Mr. America (@EricBandazewski) November 6, 2014
H/T The Blaze
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