Mayra Flores Sworn In To Congress
Congresswoman Mayra Flores, the first Republican to represent her Texas district in more than 100 years, was sworn in to office today by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D‑Calif).Flores was greeted by shouting and thunderous applause from Congress during the Capital ceremony broadcasted on C‑Span.
“In this country, if you work hard, you can accomplish anything,” Flores said. “I have risen from working in the cotton fields to representing the community I love—in the United States Congress.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D‑Calif.) speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 9, 2022. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)In a live YouTube feed, Flores was standing with her hand on a Bible held by her husband, flanked by her four children and Pelosi. Both women were smiling and briefly shook hands.
“Congratulations Congresswoman Flores,” Pelosi said.
Which Way Will November Go?
Pelosi is the very woman Flores hopes to see swept from power in the midterm elections. Flores, who will serve the remainder of the 117th Congress, believes that her ability to flip Texas District 34 red is only the beginning.
She’s convinced that more voters in the heavily Hispanic Rio Grande Valley will realize that the Democratic Party has taken them for granted and abandoned the traditional values embraced by many Hispanics.
A Border Patrol agent organizes a group of illegal immigrants near Eagle Pass, Texas, on May 20, 2022. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)Flores, a legal immigrant from Mexico who is married to a border patrol agent, won a special election to replace former Rep. Filemon Vela (D‑Texas), who resigned this spring to work for Akin Gump, a Washington law and lobbying firm. Sh …