Former GOP lawmaker: Trump's tweets have to stop

Former Rep. Mia LoveLudmya (Mia) LoveVoters elected a record number of Black women to Congress this year — none were Republican Democrats lead in diversity in new Congress despite GOP gains McAdams concedes to Owens in competitive Utah district MORE (R-Utah) said that she would not make any excuses for President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns MORE’s tweets attacking four Democratic congresswomen, but stopped short of calling the tweets racist.

Speaking on CNN Sunday following Trump’s series of tweets earlier that day, Love said the president’s tweeting habit “has to stop,” according to a clip shared by Mediaite.


“I’m not making any excuses for him. It has to stop. I always feel like I’m not part of the ‘America First’ that he goes out and he talks about all the time,” Love said. “I’m an American. I’ve always been an American. I’ve been a Republican longer than he has, so, you know, I think that that’s the problem. Most people don’t see, don’t feel like they’re part of this America that he talks about.”

In the tweets, which have been widely condemned by Democratic lawmakers, Trump suggested a group of progressive lawmakers should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came."

While he did not name them directly, Trump’s tweets appeared to be directed at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBiden on refugee cap: 'We couldn't do two things at once' A proposal to tackle congressional inside trading: Invest in the US Biden angers Democrats by keeping Trump-era refugee cap MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBiden on refugee cap: 'We couldn't do two things at once' McCarthy: GOP not the party of 'nativist dog whistles' White House reverses course on refugee cap after Democratic eruption MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibGOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign McCarthy: GOP not the party of 'nativist dog whistles' Pro-Trump lawmakers form caucus promoting 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' FDA ends restrictions on mailing abortion pills during pandemic Tlaib: US policing 'intentionally racist,' can't be reformed MORE (D-Mass.). Omar is the only one of the four not born in America. She came to the U.S. after leaving Somalia as a refugee with her family at age 12.

Love, the daughter of Haitian immigrants and one of the few women of color in the GOP when she was a lawmaker, was clearly frustrated by Trump’s tweets.

“I don’t like any of it, and I’ve always called him out on tweets,” Love said. “I think that he has to be more presidential. Everyone is tired of not being a representative of everyone in this country. And when you are the president of the United States, you represent all Americans.”

Love added that all members of Congress should be "held responsible" and they need to “take the high road."