Pelosi 'bullyed' Myra Flores' daughter, says Myra Flores during photo op

Pelosi 'bullyed' Myra Flores' daughter, says Myra Flores during photo op

Rep. Mayra Flores (R-Texas), who recently flipped Texas’s 34th Congressional District red, says that Speaker Nancy Pelosi  

pushed her daughter during the new congresswoman’s swearing-in ceremony last week. 

“I am so proud of my strong, beautiful daughter for not allowing this to faze her,” Flores tweeted, sharing a video of the moment.

“She continued to smile and pose for the picture like a queen,” Flores wrote. “No child should be pushed to the side for a photo op. PERIOD!!” 

Flores was elected to the seat in a special election earlier this month after Rep. Filemon Vela (D) resigned from Congress in March, eroding 

Democrats’ already razor-thin majority. Flores is the country’s first Mexican-born woman to be sworn in to Congress. 

“It’s sad to see ‘news outlets’ that know better misrepresent the Speaker’s effort to ensure Rep. Flores’ daughters wouldn’t be hidden behind her in 

all of the photos of such an important moment for their family,” Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, tweeted on Monday.