Texas GOP Rep. Mayra Flores Says Chair Nancy Pelosi ‘Pushed’ Her Daughter During Photo Op


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A newly elected congresswoman took to Twitter to accuse House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of shoving her young daughter during a photo op last week.

“I’m so proud of my strong and beautiful daughter for not letting this bother her,” Rep. Mayra Flores (R-Texas) said in a tweet along with video of the incident that happened during her swearing-in ceremony in June. 21.

Representative Mayra Flores (R-TX) stands with her family and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for a portrait after being sworn in June 21, 2022 in Washington, DC
(Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

“She kept smiling and posing for the picture like a queen,” Flores said of her daughter.

The video shows Pelosi waving at someone off-camera as she watches Flores’ daughter standing next to her and extends her elbow as the child moves to the side.

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“No child should be pushed aside for a photo op. PERIOD!!” Flores added in the tweet.

The incident happened as Pelosi welcomed newly elected 30-year-old Flores to the House of Representatives.

“It is a great honor to welcome Congresswoman Flores to the Capitol and to the United States Congress with great congratulations,” Pelosi said Sunday. “And again, grateful for her leadership and her beautiful family who are here today.”

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Flores was also officially sworn in as a member at the ceremony, becoming the first Mexican-born congressman.

The two lawmakers shook hands and ended the ceremony without incident.

“Thank you Congresswoman Flores for your courage in running for office and best wishes for success,” Pelosi added during the ceremony. “It is an honor to work with you.”

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 21: Congresswoman-elect Mayra Flores (R-TX) stands with her family and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for a portrait after being sworn in on June 21, 2022 in Washington, DC .  (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 21: Congresswoman-elect Mayra Flores (R-TX) stands with her family and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for a portrait after being sworn in on June 21, 2022 in Washington, DC . (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
(Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Flores is an outspoken pro-life Texan who celebrated the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court.

“I thank God for the historic Supreme Court ruling today. It is clear that the Constitution never created a right to abortion, and this ruling rightly returns the power to regulate abortion to the people and to its elected representatives in the States. All life is precious, and today life has won,” she wrote on social media.

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Flores was born in Burgos Tamaulipas, Mexico, and came to the United States legally when she was 6 years old, according to her biography. She later became a naturalized U.S. citizen.

She has spent most of her life in Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley, San Benito and Memphis areas.

Flores will face another election in November against Democratic candidate Vicente Gonzalez.


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