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Former Democratic California Rep. Katie Hill says she "cried for days" after a Republican flipped her old congressional seat in last week's special elections. She called the loss "f**king devastating."

Hill was forced to resign from Congress in disgrace last October amid allegations that she had improper relationships with male and female staffers.

Hill blamed an ex whom she says sold nude pictures of her "to the [people] who wanted this seat - people who were backing Garcia when he was my opponent."

Hill tweeted Sunday after Republican Mike Garcia easily won her Senate seat in the May 12 special election, turning Hill's old seat red for the first time in 28 years.

"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 f*cking devastating. 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 who had no political experience, said his surprise victory is a sign that California is turning red for the first time in decades.

Lawsuits have been filed in blue states across the country by small business owners who say Democrats have gone too far.

California alone faces at least a dozen lawsuits that include claims that Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, has unjustly closed down gun shops and religious services, infringing on freedoms of speech and the right to assemble.

California Rep. Maxine Waters told Black people to "Keep your ass at home" to prevent the spread of the virus.

In a podcast interview last week, Waters, a Democrat, said:

"These small businesses that are in direct contact with people: nail shops, beauty shops, barbershops, flower shops, these are people in touch with folks every day, and they're risking their lives. And we don't want them opened up."