Former Republican U.S. Representative Mia Love announced on Monday that she will be joining CNN as a commentator and made her first appearance on “New Day,” in which she criticized the Trump administration’s handling of the shutdown.
In her first CNN appearance as a commentator, she was introduced on CNN’s “New Day,” where she discussed everything from the new Congress to the government’s partial shutdown.
Love said her new role allows her to have more time and “no restraints.”
“I say unleashed, and being able to just go out and speak your mind and actually get things done by getting the American public involved,” she said.
About the shutdown, Love said it was “set to fail right when it started.”
“People in a room, you have a president that says: ‘If you don’t give me a wall, I will own the shutdown.’ Of course, I thought the Democrats were like, ‘Great take it, deal done. We don’t have to give you a wall and you can own the shutdown,’” Love said. “There was no leverage, there was nothing that would even set the precedent for a really good deal or compromise.