HANNITY

Mia Love on what it means to win historic election

Congresswoman-elect reacts to the Utah race

 

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," November 5, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Welcome back to "Hannity." So in the wake of last night's epic loss for Democrats, now questions are circling about the left's campaign tactics, especially their infamous war on women. Now, take a look at what Charles Krauthammer had to say about that.

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CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: I think this is the end of the war on women, and the Democrats have lost it. 

KRAUTHAMMER: I think the Democrats are going to learn a lesson from this. There is, of course, an issue on which they can prevail, but if you push it to an extreme where it comes back against you, you've got to drop it.

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HANNITY: Now, my next guest made history last night when she became the first black Republican woman elected to Congress. Utah Congresswoman- elect, our friend, Mia Love, is back. By the way, thank goodness for your Aunt Maggie!

(LAUGHTER)

HANNITY: Yesterday, I'm on my radio show. I couldn't get you booked on the show. I've been trying for the entire year. And didn't your aunt call you and say, Sean Hannity's calling you out. Call his show!

MIA LOVE, R-UTAH, CONGRESSWOMAN-ELECT: Yes. Yes. And a lot of Utahans did the same thing. I had, like, 10 text messages, "Call Sean! Call Sean!" So...

HANNITY: Well, we've been friends a long time...

LOVE: And my husband, too.

HANNITY: First of all, I'm happy for you because of what you represent. You said something last night that really stuck out and got a lot of press. You weren't elected to Congress because you're a woman or the color of your skin. Why did you feel it was important to say that?

LOVE: I said, I wasn't -- you know, this is historic, I said, but it's not historic because of the color of my skin. It's historic because Utah has decided to elect a person based on their principles, based on values that we hold dear here. And I think that, you know, that's a great thing. That's a great message to stand out. And I'm excited.

HANNITY: I'm excited for you. We've known each other for a long time...

LOVE: Yes.

HANNITY: ... even though you've been ducking me. I was, like, "Where is Mia Love? Why isn't she returning my calls?"

LOVE: Sean, I've been busy!

HANNITY: What?

LOVE: I've been busy working my district.

HANNITY: Oh, I know.

LOVE: I've been working hard. But you know I love you.

HANNITY: I know. It was important we got you back. How do you interpret last night's election? I interpret it as that Republicans were hired to stop what has been happening to the country. And I think it's not spoken, but there's an expectation that the country's taking on water, you plugged up the hole, now you got to bail out some of the damage. What is your take?

LOVE: Yes, my take is we're tired of the policies that we've been living under for the past six years. I mean, Washington used to be this group that, you know, most of us would say, Oh, my gosh, they're a mess up there. But it's really starting to seep into our homes. These are the conversations that people are having at their kitchen tables.

I mean, I hear about people all the time who have lost their -- who have been kicked off of their insurance, have gone onto the exchange and realized that their out-of-pocket deductible is so out of control, they can't even go to the doctor's office any longer for minor things.

HANNITY: Yes.

LOVE: So you know, it's really -- it's people saying, "You know what? We're tired of this. We're tired of Washington playing ping-pong with our lives. We need some real solutions, and we need to fix some real problems that we have here."

HANNITY: All right. Do me a favor, get me the address of Aunt Maggie. I've got to send her two dozen roses to thank her for what she did for me yesterday. Mia Love...

LOVE: Well, you mentioned her yesterday.

HANNITY: I did.

LOVE: So she was happy about that.

HANNITY: Well, I meant it. I'm more happy than she is. I was glad she got a hold of you for me, so -- all right, Mia. Congratulations.

LOVE: Thank you, Sean.

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