On June 21, freshly elected GOP Rep. Mayra Flores accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of “pushing” her child daughter during her swearing-in ceremony last week after her historic Special Election victory in Texas.
Rep. Mayra Flores was being sworn in with her family, including her two-young daughters, when conservatives online pointed out that Pelosi “elbowed” her daughter.
“No child should be pushed to the side for a photo op. PERIOD!!” Flores wrote above a post on the video.
She also praised her daughter for her reaction: “I am so proud of my strong, beautiful daughter for not allowing this to faze her. She continued to smile and pose for the picture like a Queen.”
Pelosi can be seen looking down and sticking her elbow out as the child gets closer to her after she finished waving to someone off-camera.
Actor James Woods posted the video and said the Speaker really showed “her true colors” during the moment.
Flores made national headlines for becoming the first Mexican-born member of Congress after winning her special election earlier this month in Texas.
During the swearing in, Pelosi told Flores, “Thank you, Congresswoman Flores, for your courage to run for office and best wishes for your success. It’s an honor to work with you.”
Flores will face reelection in November. She is running against Democrat nominee Vicente Gonzalez. She was born in Burgos Tamualipas, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States at 6 years-old. She since became a naturalized citizen and spent most of her life living in Texas.
Pelosi hasn’t responded to the claims, yet. Probably because it is quite embarrassing. Do you think she purposefully pushed the child? Let’s do a poll. If you think Pelosi pushed her on purpose, then write ‘yes’ below. If you think Pelosi did not do it on purpose, then write ‘no’ below.