Former California Democrat Rep. Katie Hill admitted she “cried for a few days” after Republican Mike Garcia won last week’s election to take the seat she left in 2019, following a scandal involving her relationship with an aide.
“So yeah it really hurt to have my old seat flip back to Republican-for a ton of people & also for me. In fact, it was pretty f–king devastating,” Hill wrote on Twitter. “I went offline & cried for a few days but, as always, getting ready to stand back up & keep fighting. Hope you are too.”
Garcia, a former Navy pilot, flipped the congressional seat for California’s 25th district red for the first time since 1998. Trump lost the district by six points in 2016, but Garcia held a 12-point lead over Democrat Christy Smith, a state assemblywoman.