Newly-elected Texas Republican Mayra Flores took to Twitter after a video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing to shove her daughter during a photo-op last week went viral.
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.
No child should be pushed to the side for a photo op. PERIOD!! https://t.co/TA50EntDoq
— Mayra Flores For Congress 🇺🇸🦅 (@MayraFlores2022) June 27, 2022
Fox News reports:
“I am so proud of my strong, beautiful daughter for not allowing this to faze her,” Rep. Mayra Flores, R-Texas, said in a tweet with a video of the incident that took place during her swearing-in ceremony on June 21.
“She continued to smile and pose for the picture like a Queen,” Flores said of her daughter.
“No child should be pushed to the side for a photo op. PERIOD!!” Flores added in the tweet.
The video shows Pelosi waving to someone off-camera when she looks down at Flores’ daughter standing next to her and extends her elbow at the same time the child moves to the side. So far Pelosi’s office has not addressed the incident.
The shoving incident took place as Pelosi welcomed Flores to the House of Representatives.
“It’s a great honor to welcome Congresswoman Flores to the Capitol and to the Congress of the United States with great congratulations,” Pelosi said Sunday. “And again, grateful for her leadership and her beautiful family who is here today.”